Re: gparted errors
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- Subject: Re: gparted errors
- From: michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:08:00 +0100
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On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 17:40 -0700, David Liontooth wrote:
> michael wrote:
> > In order to resolve lack of space in / (for /opt where Intel compilers
> > like to live) I wish to repartition my HD. I tried a LiveCD of gparted
> > but it gives a Kernel Panic. (NB The CD is okay since I've used it in
> > another machine before.) The 'problem' machine is a Pentium III (IIRC)
> > 450MHz machine with 2 hard drives. I get to the 'options' menu, don't
> > add anything extra, then hit 'OKAY'. The CD spins for a couple of
> > seconds then nothing seems to happen for about a minute. Then I am back
> > on the text/console screen with a Kernel Panic message. The top lines I
> > can read say
> > Process Swapper
> > Stack
> > Call trace
> > <...> cdrom_start_read_continuation+0x0/0xb0 ...
> > ...
> > ...
> > ...
> > EIP [<...>] ide_execute_command
> > <0> Kernel panic - not syncing
> > Fatel execption in interrupt
> > Any thoughts?
> > Thanks, Michael
> Partitioning is a hassle and potentially risky -- have you considered just
> moving your /opt to another partition and symlinking?
strangely enough, that's what I did in the end! I did get gparted to
work (apt-get and then run, rather than boot CD) but wasn't poss to
repartition easily due to presence of a large extended partition.