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Re: [solved] Re: Change partition numbering



Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:

> Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> 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.
>
> I found this article:
>
>  http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/18752/change-the-number-of-the-partition-from-sda1-to-sda2/18759#18759
>
> According to it, I did:
>
>  # sfdisk -d /dev/sda > myfile
>
> and edited sda.bkp my way.  Then,
>
>  # sfdisk --no-reread -f /dev/sda < myfile
>
> .  Then I edited /etc/fstab properly and rebooted.  But then I had to rescue
> the system: from a Debian installation disk, in rescue mode, from the boot
> partition, I did:
>
>  # grub-install /dev/sda
>
> , then rebooted and now it seems ok.  Maybe I had to give the last command
> before rebooting the first time.

...and, finally,

 # update-grub

Rodolfo


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