View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fake a increase in partition size

March 30th, 2011, 06:30 AM
When I installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my external laptop hard drive I selcted a 5gig install for no reason. :?

So I tried to use GParted and tried remastersys to increase the size.

I boot from and external hard-drive (host) into ubuntu when I start my computer.
And as you can see I have plenty of space left on it. But ubuntu thinks I don't have any space left because its mounted "disk" is only 5gigs large.

Running GParted from a live-cd doesn't work
b/c it can not find the /sda partition which is ubuntu. (loop 0 on host)

IMAGE HERE (http://gfair.tumblr.com/photo/1280/4202823620/1/tumblr_liuu153F9e1qzw3ci)

Explaining the photograph below:
111g --sda2 & sd5 is my internal HD in my Labtop
465g -- sdb1(host) is my external HD wich contains the ubuntu os that I boot from.

How can I (the hard way) expand the size of my /dev/loop0 without using GParted?
Can I fake the partition expansion by changing value of some variable somewhere in ubuntu?
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Thanks forum for your help