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Offline cheetahman

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How can I unmount Swap and Extended on the Ubuntu 5.10 Live
« on: March 28, 2006, 07:52:21 PM »
I am using GParted and the only way to resize the partitions is to turn off swap and turn off extended since ext3 is inside the extended and so is swap.The one I want to resize is ext3

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All partitions become unmounted after doing the command to umount swap which would be swapoff /dev/hda5 it works but and I resize it and it does it but completes it but the partition is still not resized

Status:Not Mounted
Size:14747
Used:7766
Unused:6981
Path:/dev/hda6

Should I download the Ubuntu Beta Live cd and used that instead

Both System Rescue Cd and GParted Live Cd fail after
-ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide

Resize function doesn't appear in QTParted on Knoppix or any other QTParted program on live cd

Should I download Ubuntu Beta Live Cd since will have an upgraded version

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How can I unmount Swap and Extended on the Ubuntu 5.10 Live
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 07:13:45 AM »
Dont you think it is a problem about resizing rather than umout ?

Well, on Gparted website they says that you need to mount a filesystem in order to resize it . It means you can't resize unless its not mounted. However I was unable to find if ext3 needs to be mounted while resizing or not.

See below :
Quote from: "Qparted Resources"
6 : Why do i need kernelsupport to resize certain filesystems  ?
That's because those filesystems can only be resized when they are mounted and you can only mount a filesystem if the kernel has support for it.

Offline cheetahman

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How can I unmount Swap and Extended on the Ubuntu 5.10 Live
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 07:47:54 PM »
How can I mount them

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 06:17:32 PM »
its already mounted if you can access that partition.