View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ext3 Resize issue... Plz help!!

May 19th, 2008, 02:13 PM
I had a 7 GB Ext3 partition on which i installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron. As I added more programs i needed more space on Ubuntu partition so I resized my NTFS partition and added 15GB space to the begining of Ext3 partition using Paragon Partition Manager ( a windows utility). But when i booted Ubuntu again the filesystem size was the same (7 GB) and not increased as i thought it would. Now when i check the size on any partition manager it tells me that there is a 22GB Ext3 partition but on checking the filesystem sze from ubuntu it is 7GB.

Can anyone please tell me how to grow the filesystem up to the partition size.

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Below are the output of fstab and df
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-------------------------- /etc/fstab---------------------

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda3
UUID=c641164d-8ed7-4cf4-8068-68436a855409 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda4
UUID=486cb6cb-2e46-44fc-8096-c16df7b8ccb1 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

-------------------------------- df -h ---------------------

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 7.1G 6.4G 412M 95% /
varrun 252M 144K 252M 1% /var/run
varlock 252M 0 252M 0% /var/lock
udev 252M 48K 252M 1% /dev
devshm 252M 12K 252M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 252M 38M 214M 15% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
gvfs-fuse-daemon 7.1G 6.4G 412M 95% /home/awais/.gvfs
/dev/scd0 700M 700M 0 100% /media/cdrom0
/dev/sda2 15G 65M 15G 1% /media/disk

May 20th, 2008, 09:29 PM
That sounds a bit odd. Can you please post the output of:

sudo fdisk -l

May 20th, 2008, 10:03 PM
If you've used a non-linux partition manager to change things, it almost certainly didn't know how to grow the ext3 filesystem after the partition that it lived on was resized. What I would recommend doing is getting your Ubuntu install CD (the live CD) and booting up with that. Once it's started, you should be able to run gparted on your disk and properly sort things out.