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    Enlarge extended partition


    I need to enlarge my extended partition on my server, because the logical partition on it is almost full. I found nice guide how to enlarge a primary partition using fdisk, but I don't know, that can I apply it on extended partition. Theroetically in fdisk I need to delete the logical and extended partition, then create new extended and logical partition with the same start as the deleted partitions but with bigger size and then write the new partition table on disk. But I don't know if it will work. Have someone experience with this?

    The guide: How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data - Page 2 | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

    And I am using Ret Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

    Thank you for answers.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Hi and Welcome !

    I would suggest you to use PartedMagic LiveCD. Its one of the best partition manager and its Graphical Interface makes things a lot easier. It has a lot of other useful tools like Testdisk for Partition Table Recovery, PartImage for creating bootable images of partition(s) and a lot more.
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    Tkank you for reply.

    I know, with gparted it will be much more easier. I tried gparted live, but there was problem with graphic drivers. And I will not have direct access to that server for a while. Have you tried this with fdisk?

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