Topic: SOLVED: Resized ext3 but system does not see new size
I wanted to upgrade from Kubuntu Jaunty (9.04) to Karmic (9.10) but the upgrader told me that I needed an extra more space on '/'. I did all the tidying up I could and then ran GParted from the booted System Rescue v1.3.4 CD.
I first moved the swap to the end of the physical disk and then I resized /dev/sda6 to 14GiB. This was successful and gave me 8.21GiB free. However, when I rebooted into Kubuntu 9.04 it only gave the original size...
g0twn@G0TWN:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 8.0G 5.7G 1.9G 76% /
tmpfs 1007M 0 1007M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 1007M 332K 1007M 1% /var/run
varlock 1007M 0 1007M 0% /var/lock
udev 1007M 164K 1007M 1% /dev
tmpfs 1007M 12K 1007M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 1007M 2.2M 1005M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-18-generic/volatile
/dev/sda5 41G 30G 11G 75% /media/My Documents
/dev/sdb1 148G 50G 97G 34% /home
I then ran GParted in Kubuntu to check and even it showed '/' as now being 14GiB but the system still thinks it is 8GB!???