Topic: Invalid partition table on /dev/sda - wrong signature 3739
Here's what my drive looked like before:
/dev/sda1 - fat16 - 47MB
/dev/sda2 - ntfs - 14GB
free space - 20GB
/dev/sda4 - extended partition - 34GB
/dev/sda5 - linux-swap - 1GB
/dev/sda6 - reiserfs - 33GB
/dev/sda3 - fat32 - 4GB (this is a dell recovery partition)
Obviously I wanted to use up that free space. So I used a gparted live cd.
I asked Gparted to:
1) Grow /dev/sda4 from 34GB to 54GB
2) Move /dev/sda5 to the left
3) Grow /dev/sda6 from 33GB to 53GB
The first two it did just fine. While attempting to grow /dev/sda6 (reiserfs) from 33GB to 53GB, it did the following:
1) calibrate /dev/sda6 - OK
2) calculate new size and position of /dev/sda6 - OK
3) check filesystem on /dev/sda6 for errors and fix them - OK
4) move filesystem to the left - OK
5) move partition to the left - ERROR
The libparted messages are: "Invalid partition table on /dev/sda -- wrong signature 3739"
I saved the details but am not sure how to get them to you guys The best I can come up with is to copy the entire file tediously and put it up somewhere for you guys to see. But that will take time. I'm not going to reboot my computer, I'm leaving it right where it is in case rebooting screws it up. While I'm typing up the full report, I am more than happy to give you whatever details you might need, just let me know.