Topic: Issue with moving partitions around with 0.5.2 live (and ntfs shrink b
My layout of my drive (/dev/sda) went something like this:
2 EXT3 (/boot)
4 Extended (with lvm inside)
My goal was to reduce the ntfs and expand the extended partition.
I first tried to resize the NTFS and got the resize bug, but got that sorted out thanks to the tutorial posted here.
Then I tried to move the partition 2 and 3 up next to the NTFS, but then I got an error(sorry didn't write it down) and both my partitions 2 and 3 were shown next to the NTFS but as unknown types. It seemed that any operation I tried afterwards failed with the "The kernel failed to re-read the partition table...." message. Obviously, since my /boot with grub data was on it, I couldn't boot anymore. I was able to do one operation at a time, to fix this issue. No matter the operation, each would fail with the "The kernel failed ..." message. I deleted both partitions 2 and 3 and created new partitions with the exact same sector size at the exact same location with the same partition type. After all four operations were done (individually with a failure after each), I rebooted and everything was back to normal.
I downloaded the 0.4.5 release (which I've used in the past and didn't have trouble). That was able to move both partitions and resize my extended partition without trouble. It seems that the 0.5.2 release had some serious issues.