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I recently shrank a ext3 partition (from 45-35GB) using gparted, and added a fat32 in the 10 GB space. Now when I check the partition size, it still says 45. ...
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    partition table?


    I recently shrank a ext3 partition (from 45-35GB) using gparted, and added a fat32 in the 10 GB space. Now when I check the partition size, it still says 45. And Ubuntu wont boot from it. Both partitions are read/writeable from live linux boot cd.

    I have tried using e2fsck, currently I am holding down 'y' (which has been going on for 30 mins). question i am answering with y is "error reading block xxxxxxxx (invalid argument) while getting next inode scan. ignore error? and Force rewrite?

    apparently superblock or partition table is wrong, i dont know much about these.
    internet has shown that once i get done cycling through all these inode stuff then it may might work just fine. But i haven't found a conclusive solution.

    any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Hi there harbour.
    Did you reboot after making the changes to your partition tables? Also, did you set/unset any active partition markings? And I take it that both partitions are "primary"?
    Thanks.
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    Did you reboot after making the changes to your partition tables?
    yes

    Also, did you set/unset any active partition markings?
    markings? i dont understand

    And I take it that both partitions are "primary"?
    no, the one i shrank is logical(hda5), and the one i added is also(hda6)

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    i ran e2fsck with a backup superblock and it works now

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    Ah, cool.
    Go well.
    Respectfully... Sarlac II
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