Re: Change partition numbering
On 2015-04-18, Rodolfo Medina <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> After resizing a partition on my hard disk,
> partition numbering changed and now
> number 7 comes before and number 6 comes after:
> Model: ATA SAMSUNG MP0402H (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sda: 40.1GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: msdos
> Disk Flags:
> Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
> 1 32.3kB 8390MB 8390MB primary fat32 boot
> 2 8390MB 40.1GB 31.7GB extended lba
> 5 8390MB 9434MB 1045MB logical linux-swap(v1)
> 7 9434MB 26.2GB 16.8GB logical ext3
> 6 26.2GB 40.1GB 13.8GB logical ext3
> Is it possible, and how?, to correct that and change back 7 with 6? Googling
> around found no solution.
> Thanks for any help,
Yes it is possible with GNU Linux fdisk in expert mode.
Boot systemrescuecd (CD/USB) or GNU/Linux LiveCD
that has a recent version of GNU linux fdisk binary available.
run fdisk -l from root term or console
to determine proper drive dev location.
Then run for instance, if the drive shows to be
/dev/sda as determined via the output of fdisk -l.
Run fdisk as below:
Then at the fdisk prompt type:
now you should be in expert mode and at the expert mode prompt.
at the expert mode prompt. If all went right it will realign
partition order. When you are really sure you have done this
all properly, you would then type:
at the fdisk prompt and changes will be written to disk.