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Is there any free/open source partitioner that can change the start position of an ext2 or ext3 partition? I've tried pain parted, QTParted, and e2fsprogs....
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    changing start of ext2 or ext3 partition


    Is there any free/open source
    partitioner that can change the
    start position of an ext2 or ext3
    partition? I've tried pain parted,
    QTParted, and e2fsprogs.

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    QTparted wouldn't change it?
    All you want to do is resize the partition before it, right?
    I thought Qtparted could do that.
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    QTparted wouldn't change it?
    Nope, it can't. Parted said that the closest it can make the 'new' start is where it already was. One of the e2fsprogs said that it couldn't change the start location.

    All you want to do is resize the partition before it, right?
    Yes, I want to stretch the partition behind its starting point.

    QTParted wouldn't let me change the start location for neither a primary nor logical partition.

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    Can I assume you changed the endpoint for the previous partition?

    If qtparted can't change the starting and ending points of something, how else would you resize a partition.
    And if you can't resize partitions with qtparted, of what use is it.
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    I just formated and deleted the 7GB partition that was right before it to get rid of windoewz since I never use it anymore.

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    Good call
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