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OS= Fedora 10 I have a secondary 250GB disk of which I created a 50G partition on to try and set-up an LFS system. I finished with the LFS system ...
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    FDISK problems


    OS= Fedora 10

    I have a secondary 250GB disk of which I created a 50G partition on to try and set-up an LFS system. I finished with the LFS system and now I want to destroy the partition and reclaim all of the 250GB. So i simply ran fdisk /dev/sdb and deleted the 2 Linux partitions ( one 83 and one swap). I then created a new partition as primary partition #1. fdisk appears to see the entire disk....I'm able to start at cylinder 1 and end at 30401 which is 250GB, however when i mount the partition it's shows as only 50G.....What the hell is going on here???

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    For starters how about give us the output of fdisk "p" options of this device.

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    Silly question - Did you format the partition before mounting it? You will need to recreate the file-system on the newly minted partition before moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziplock View Post
    Silly question - Did you format the partition before mounting it? You will need to recreate the file-system on the newly minted partition before moving on.
    Guhh.....Forgot to make the filesystem.....Thanks for responding though..Now I shall go kill myself..

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    I think it happens to everyone at one stage or another!

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