Topic: [SOLVED] File system larger than partition
System Info: Dell PowerEdge 2600, Windows Server 2003 SP2
Qty (6) 36GB SCSI drives on Raid controller
Original configuration: 2 drives on Raid 1, 4 drives on Raid 5.
Raid 1 array partitioned in two volumes, C: (Boot) 12GB and D: (Apps and page file) 24GB
Raid 5 array partitioned in one volume, E: (Data) 108GB
All volumes are NTFS.
Initial problem: C: is nearly full. D: and E: both have some space available.
Successfully unmirrored 2 drives on Raid 1 using BIOS Raid configuration tool.
New problem: Parted Magic normal configuration fails linux startup at APCI call.
Successfully started GParted in LiveCD in low memory mode.
Successfully removed partions from 2nd unmirrored drive using GParted.
Failed to copy partition D: to empty 2nd unmirrored drive using GParted.
Successfully created new 36GB NTFS partition in 2nd unmirrored drive using Windows Disk Management.
Successfully copied data from D: to new NTFS volume using Windows Explorer.
Successfully removed original D: partition using GParted.
Successfully reassigned D: to the new NTFS volume using Windows Disk Management.
At this point everything boots normally, D: is now 36GB, but C: is still 12GB.
Successfully grow C: volume to fill 1st unmirrored drive using GParted.
Windows boots ok.
New problem: Windows Disk Management shows that the C: partition size is 36GB, but the capacity is still 12GB.
Successfully shrink C: partition by 9MB using Gparted.
New problem: Windows BSOD shortly after startup screen with progress bar.
Upon starting Gparted, there is now a warning icon next to sda. The info for the warning indicates that the file system is now larger than the partition and Gparted will no longer resize this partition.
So the server is stuck unbootable and we're in bad shape.
Any suggestions on repairing the partion/file system size mismatch?
Any suggestions on why Windows was reporting the old file system size even though Gparted had resized the partition and the file system both at once?
Thanks a bunch,