[Techtalk] allocating space on hard drive

Kathryn Marks kathryn.linux at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 22:07:42 UTC 2011

Maybe try gparted?  I almost certain it can grow partitions.  I've only used
it to reformat external drives from ntsf to fat32.  But it seems like a
powerful tool.

(just a shot in the dark)

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 5:06 AM, Maria Mckinley <maria at shadlen.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I used dd to move everything from a 40GB drive to an 80GB drive. Everything
> worked fine, and I am able to boot from the new drive, and everything looks
> good. Now I would like to allocate the unused space to one of the
> partitions, but when I started up system-config-lvm, it doesn't believe any
> of the drive was initialized, and the only option it gives me is to
> initialize the entire drive. I'm pretty sure this would erase the entire
> drive, so I don't want to do it. System-config-lvm does see the partitions,
> and what is on them, for example:
> /dev/sda1
> Size: 7.45GB
> Partition Type: Linux(0x83)
> Mount Point: / Root Filesystem
> Mount Point when Rebooted: None
> File System: Ext3
> but still calls it: Uninitialized Disk Entity /dev/sda1
> Any ideas how to get to my unused space?
> thanks,
> maria
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