Ubuntu Installation :: GParted Displaying Wrong Partitions?

Feb 24, 2011

I have installed ubuntu many times before and never encountered this problem. The installer shows partition sizes which do not match my current sizes at all. This occurs during LiveCD too, I have taken a screenshot of the problem. GParted seems to be showing incorrect partitions while the one the right is correct.

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General :: Partition Gparted Fdisk / When Reduced The Size Of Some Linux Partitions Using Gparted?

Sep 18, 2009

I have 3 Ubuntu installations & a PCLINUXOS, plus Windows XP installed on one hard disk. I still can boot to each one of them and can mount each one using Ubuntu.

The problem "may" have occurred when I reduced the size of some linux partitions using gparted. I still have plenty of space in each of those partitions.

When I started gparted all of the HD was unallocated. I did that from each ubuntu installation and the PCLINUX installation, plus LIVECDs. All indicated the space was unallocated.

When I did an fdisk -l from a Puppy Linux LiveCD I got a normal start and ends of each partition.

When I tried it from Ubuntu installation or live cd, I received the following types of responses:

Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda5

Disk /dev/sda5: 28.5 GB, 28566397440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3473 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -u /dev/sda5

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 3473.There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,and could in certain setups cause problems with:

1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK) Plus the Windows partition seems to go over its limits.

Since all of my OS installations are still working, I don't know how critical this is. From reading another post, I understand this might be able to be fixed by making some changes in fstab.

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model : 6
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor
stepping : 2
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We have a main program which establishes a number of connections, including connecting to a JMS server and listening/accepting a TCP connection. The main program also creates a child process which it uses to communicate with another server. On at least three occasions we saw a situation we saw netstat reporting all the expected TCP connections (correct ip/port for both source and destination), however the child process, instead of the main, was listed for the PID. The main process was still running but netstat no longer reported any TCP connections established by the main program. The main program continued to function correctly, the JMS communication continued to work and we believe the other TCP connection was functioning correctly despite the program supposedly not having any TCP connections.

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I used GParted to delete & already hit the accept but no other changes have been made on the HDD after that. I am currently running in Live mode as I was going to install on the 80GB which is the one I meant to delete but instead had a nice moment of insanity & deleted the 500 instead!

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I have some WD20EARS drives that I am trying to format into a pair of Linux software RAID1 devices. The problem is that at seemingly random steps during the process, the operating system decides the disk is a size much smaller than it actually is (2 TB, or as reported by the OS when it is acting normal, 1.82 TB). I follow this general layout of steps: first, I do fdisk -u /dev/sd[x], create a primary partition spanning the whole disk starting from sector 64 (to align the advanced format blocks properly). I set the partition type to fd (software RAID autodetect). Then, I assemble the arrays with mdadm:

Code:
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And then I create an ext4 filesystem:
Code:
mkfs.ext4 /dev/md[z]

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I have what is a weird problem, at least I think it is. I deleted some files and now my partitions do not show up in Gparted. Instead, the entire disk shows up as unallocated space. I am still able to run every partition, one of which is ubuntu and another which is Windows without any other apparent problems. here is my fdisk -l:

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders

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sudo fdisk -lu
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5c5ef856 .....

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2nd Partition -Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 amd64 about 40Gb, 22Gb used ext4

3rd Partition -Linux swap about 2.5Gb

Extented Partition -Ubuntu 9.10 about 49Gb with 23Gb used ext4

I'd like to shrink the Extended partition down and add the space to the 2nd partion where Lucid is. Eventually, I'll want to delete the whole extended partition and add all the space to the Lucid partition.

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I used Ubuntu before, without problems but since the 10.04 version it won't recognize my partitions. I formated my laptop and partitioned it, installed Windows 7 64bit, which I need for my work, and wanted now to install Ubuntu 10.04/10. I then used GParted to check my Harddisk and it is having troubles to recognize my partitions, too while Windows finds them. GParted is giving me an error message saying my partitions are oversized. I am still in the beginning of my Linux experiences and so I don't know what to do. I have two 250GB harddisks (how Windows recognizes them),

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Code:

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sudo parted /dev/sda print

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Code:

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omitting empty partition (5)
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