Bug 113074 - parted cannot resize ext3 partition
parted cannot resize ext3 partition
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 90894
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-01-07 19:59 EST by Robert Locke
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Description Robert Locke 2004-01-07 19:59:50 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempting to resize an ext3 partition (the root partition) created at
install time by Disk Druid

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.linux rescue (mounting partitions read-only)
2.parted /dev/hda
3.print (shows partition 6 going from 34920.734 to 73244.882
4.check 6 (this is the number of the root partition and is my last
partition - want to shrink it)
5.resize 6 34920.734 54082.808 (both check and resize generate the
following output)


Actual Results:  No Implementation: This ext2 filesystem has a rather
strange layout!  Parted
can't resize this (yet).

Expected Results:  Expect it to resize the partition

Additional info:

In reviewing some of the bug-parted mailing list, I noticed some
references to problems with a new version of the e2fsprogs library
being used by RHEL3 that breaks parted.
Comment 1 Matt Hansen 2004-02-08 04:07:23 EST
I am seeing exactly the same problem with parted version 1.6.3-31. In
testing whether it's an ext3 issue - it shouldn't be as it's
supported, I converted the ext3 partition to ext2 and retried; but to
no avail.
Comment 2 Mike McCune 2004-06-10 16:36:01 EDT
I am getting the same error on an ext3 file system on RHEL3 with
Parted 1.6.3. I need parted as part as part of a recovery procedure.
Please let me know of any workarounds or fixes.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2004-06-24 16:44:36 EDT
Same here.... no matter which version of parted I use, I get the same
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-25 15:34:58 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 90894 ***
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:00:38 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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