Re: Partition inconsistency
On Mon, 12 Feb 1996 email@example.com wrote:
> Then I made a new
> partion with all the available space. It seems to have worked out fine
> except for one thing. The command df still shows the old space for the
> drive, but fdisk shows the new larger amount. Is there away to inform my
> entire system about the change that I made?
Unfortunately the only practical way to change the size of an ext2
filesystem is to recreate it.
You would have been better off creating an ext2 filesystem on the spare
partition and mounting it somewhere useful, for instance as /var or /tmp.
If you can remember EXACTLY how the disk was partitioned before you made
the change then you might be able to recreate this 15Mb partition, but
it's even more dangerous than deleting the 15Mb partition was in the
first place; you are likely to lose your filesystem. (The impression I'm
trying to convey is that if you try this and lose your filesystem, don't