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Resize Button Grayed Out

Postby dave61430 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:17 am

When selecting the DellUtility-0 partition on a Dell 1555 Laptop, the resize button is grayed out. Also, I have an extended partition with 16 mb free space outside at the end and again I cannot resize to recover the space, plus there is an E beside the entry. What causes this and short of deleting the extended partition and re-creating, how do I fix. Windows shows everything as healthy.
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Re: Resize Button Grayed Out

Postby Brian K » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:19 pm

Dave,

Click Properties for the Extended Partition and the Dell Partition. What does the error say?
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Re: Resize Button Grayed Out

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:38 pm

The E is usually overlapping partitions or going beyond the end of the drive
(BIOS view of drive may be different than raw view).

"dave61430" wrote in message news:2791@public.bootitng...

When selecting the DellUtility-0 partition on a Dell 1555 Laptop, the resize
button is grayed out. Also, I have an extended partition with 16 mb free
space outside at the end and again I cannot resize to recover the space,
plus there is an E beside the entry. What causes this and short of deleting
the extended partition and re-creating, how do I fix. Windows shows
everything as healthy.

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Re: Resize Button Grayed Out

Postby dave61430 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:19 am

OK, the Dell Utility reports about ending LBA size, but as far as I know it's the way machine was shipped. I finished up saving the files in the extended partition, deleting and re-created. I'm pretty sure it got messed up when I used mbrwork to restore first track. Then was able to install Ubuntu in the extended partition, letting the install do the resize etc.
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