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guys is there something wrong with what i have done? ? i did this : fdisk /dev/hdc ~ n (new partition) ~ p (primary) l (logical) after choosing l, here ...
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    no free sectors available? ? ?


    guys is there something wrong with what i have done? ?

    i did this :

    fdisk /dev/hdc

    ~ n (new partition)

    ~ p (primary)
    l (logical)

    after choosing l, here is the output

    no sectors available..

    here is my fdisk -l:
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     Disk /dev/hdc: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
     16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 155061 cylinders
     Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
     
     Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
     /dev/hdc1 1 3875 1952968+ 83 Linux
     /dev/hdc2 3876 57280 26916120 5 Extended
     /dev/hdc5 3876 3972 48856+ 83 Linux
     /dev/hdc6 3973 4964 499936+ 82 Linux swap
     /dev/hdc7 4965 8839 1952968+ 83 Linux
     /dev/hdc8 8840 12714 1952968+ 83 Linux
     /dev/hdc9 12715 24340 5859472+ 83 Linux
     /dev/hdc10 24341 57280 16601728+ 83 Linux
     
     Disk /dev/hda: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
     255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
     Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
     
     Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
     /dev/hda1 * 1 2449 19671561 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
     /dev/hda2 2450 4998 20474842+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
     /dev/hda5 2450 4998 20474811 b W95 FAT32
    can somebody help me on this? thanks

    i have 50G more remaining on my HD
    Last edited by loft306; 12-20-2005 at 05:22 AM.
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    Like you said you think you have 50G of free space left, it must be on /dev/hdc1. Looking at the output of fdisk, /dev/hdc seem to have a primary partition of 1.87GB and an extended partition of only about 25.7GB. Looks like whicle creating the extended partition you didn't accept the default valuse thus specified a value less that that. Normally, an extended partition spans the rest of your hard drive. In this case your exteneded partition must have been about 78GB !! So, you changed the default and must have specified 26GB or so which has resulted in wasted space of about 52GB !!!
    I don't know if any of the paritioning tool can do this for you. But if you are an expert in partition tables you can manually edit the partition table so it includes for the remaining wasted space.

    Hope this helps you.

    If you can't do this with the help of partitioning tool or manually then the last resort would be to delete the extended partition and recreate it. Remember, deleting extended partition would delete your logical partitions as well and thus would result in losing all the data on them !! You have been warned !!!

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    try using cfdisk
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    wait..do u mean i have wasted my remaining 50g? ? ?
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    help!!

    cn somebody help me on my problem? ?
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    Yeah .. do "cfdisk /dev/hda" and "cfdisk /dev/hdc", itś more graphical and it tells you how much free disk space you have.
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    yeah.. i did it.. cfdisk /dev/hdc THEN I specified the amount of space i want...after that.. I chose the linux (file system) and then WRITE it... NOW after doing this.. how can i make it reiserfs? ?? coz aftr rebooting here was the message:

    wrong fstype, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc11 (hdc11 was the created partition)

    please help me on this..

    i am having a hard time looking for a solution on google
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    Smile No free sectors available

    I too had this very same problem. Solution was to get the extended partition re-sized.Try to get it done using fdisk , cfdisk , Gparted -> nothing works for me.
    After that i tried parted [command line of the Gparted] Strangely it allows me to re-size my extended partition. CHEEERS !!

    BR.

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    Hi ruwindada !

    This thread is more than three years old. I would suggest you to post suggestions in a bit recent threads.

    Btw, GParted is just a GUI of parted only.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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