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    Resizing FAT 32 with Qtparted - hdinstall problem

    I'm trying to free up enough disk space to knx=hdinstall on a 30G drive by resizing my FAT32 primary using Qtparted.

    When I start qtpartted from the root shell:

    Error: \BOOTLOG.PRV is 63k, but it has 5 clusters (80k).

    And when I try a resize operation Qtparted reports:

    An error happen during ped_file_system_open_call

    and reloads the disk info.

    BTW - how to capture command output for display in a post - retyping is a drag.

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    Hmm. If no one chimes in here, you may want to try posting over in the qtparted forum.

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    Re: Resizing FAT 32 with Qtparted - hdinstall problem

    --Same thing happened to me on an old Toshiba laptop with a 4-gig drive. Since I'm selling the laptop anyway I just flamed the drive clean and started over.

    --I think the Mandrake install disks let you resize, but haven't done it myself. (I use Partition Magic.)
    http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3

    Quote Originally Posted by sminotti
    I'm trying to free up enough disk space to knx=hdinstall on a 30G drive by resizing my FAT32 primary using Qtparted.

    When I start qtpartted from the root shell:

    Error: \BOOTLOG.PRV is 63k, but it has 5 clusters (80k).

    And when I try a resize operation Qtparted reports:

    An error happen during ped_file_system_open_call

    and reloads the disk info.

    BTW - how to capture command output for display in a post - retyping is a drag.

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    BTW - how to capture command output for display in a post - retyping is a drag.
    You mean like this:

    knoppix@molehole:~$ echo hello
    hello
    knoppix@molehole:~$

    Easy peasy! Put the cursor on the console, hold the left mouse button down to highlight, get focus on where you want to paste the text (right click) and just hit the middle mouse button (or left and right together on a 2 button mouse).

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    Thanks for the tip, Fingers. (I get it - A Fingertip! Anyway no replies on the qtparted forum yet. Here's some ouput from mount and parted (found on the STD distro)

    mount
    /dev/root on / type ext2 (rw)
    /dev/cdrom on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro)
    /dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro)
    /dev/shm on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,size=97356k)
    usb on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw,devmode=0666)
    /dev/hdd1 on /mnt/hdd1 type vfat (ro,nosuid,nodev,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=1000)
    automount(pid284) on /mnt/auto type autofs (rw,fd=6,pgrp=284,minproto=2,maxproto=4)

    parted -i
    print

    Using /dev/hdd
    Information: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hdd is
    3877/240/63. Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 7559.999M.
    (parted) print
    Disk geometry for /dev/hdd: 0.000-28629.562 megabytes
    Disk label type: msdos
    Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
    1 0.031 25832.460 primary fat32 boot, lba
    (parted)

    From cfdisk Print, table

    Partition Table for /dev/hdd

    ---Starting--- ----Ending---- Start Number of
    # Flags Head Sect Cyl ID Head Sect Cyl Sector Sectors
    -- ----- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- -------- ---------
    1 0x80 1 1 0 0x0C 239 63 1023 63 52904817
    2 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0
    3 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0
    4 0x00 0 0 0 0x00 0 0 0 0 0

    Cfdisk again, Print, sector

    First Last
    # Type Sector Sector Offset Length Filesystem Type (ID) Flags
    -- ------- -------- --------- ------ --------- ---------------------- ---------
    1 Primary 0 52904879 63 52904880 Win95 FAT32 (LBA) (0C) Boot (80)
    Pri/Log 52904880 58620239 0 5715360 Free Space None (00)

    Perhaps somebody can see somethin in all this.. Thanks

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