Topic: GParted Live error while resizing ext4 partition


I am trying to resize and move one of my Ubuntu partitions (sda10 for me) so that I can add the unallocated space to another partition (sda9 - to the left from my sda10 partition). I need to do that as I ran out of space on my root partition. I created a GParted live USB, which boots fine. However, an error occurs immediately when I "apply all operations" during resizing the sda10 partition.

Here is the error output:

GParted 0.26.1 --enable-online-resize

Libparted 3.2

Move /dev/sda10 to the right and shrink it from 170.59 GiB to 150.57 GiB 00:00:13 ( ERROR )

calibrate /dev/sda10 00:00:04 ( SUCCESS )

path: /dev/sda10 (partition)
start: 558848000
end: 916594687
size: 357746688 (170.59 GiB)
check file system on /dev/sda10 for errors and (if possible) fix them 00:00:06 ( SUCCESS )

e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 /dev/sda10 00:00:06 ( SUCCESS )

Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information

99866 inodes used (0.89%, out of 11182080)
861 non-contiguous files (0.9%)
34 non-contiguous directories (0.0%)
# of inodes with ind/dind/tind blocks: 0/0/0
Extent depth histogram: 99412/58
2214899 blocks used (4.95%, out of 44718336)
0 bad blocks
1 large file

91925 regular files
7540 directories
0 character device files
0 block device files
0 fifos
0 links
392 symbolic links (388 fast symbolic links)
0 sockets
99857 files
e2fsck 1.43.1 (08-Jun-2016)
shrink file system 00:00:03 ( ERROR )

resize2fs -p /dev/sda10 157881344K 00:00:03 ( ERROR )

Resizing the filesystem on /dev/sda10 to 39470336 (4k) blocks.
Begin pass 3 (max = 1365)
Scanning inode table XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX---------------
resize2fs 1.43.1 (08-Jun-2016)

I cannot see the reason for this error and will be grateful for any ideas. Thank you all in advance!


Re: GParted Live error while resizing ext4 partition

Thank you for providing the gparted_details.htm log file with your report.

From the log it appears that the check of the file system with e2fsck passed successfully.  However for some reason resize2fs (v1.43.1) failed in pass 3 of scanning the inode table.  The resize2fs program is part of the e2fsprogs pacakge.  Version 1.43.1 of e2fsprogs is the most recent so it is possible you have discovered a bug in the resize2fs component.

You might try reporting the resize2fs problem upstream.  For existing and new Debian e2fsprogs bugs See:
Debian Bug report logs: Bugs in package e2fsprogs (version 1.43.1-1) in unstable.