After unsuccessfully try to “move right” large encrypted partition on my HDD, GParted show me this :
If I click on Partition > Information I have this message :
176.57 GiB of unallocated space within the partition.
After brainstorming with myself, I finally want to recreate a new partition
sdb7 having size of 176.57 GiB (like before) and keep
sdb6 at original size (before failed operation).
How I can easily SHRINK my partition to exact filesystem size ? I found lot of resources to expand filesystem to partition size but not for shrinking… Important note is i’m using encrypted partition with luks….
I hesitate between multiple choices :
- Gparted > Resize/Move but I don’t know how to be sure operation will be quick, and exact size to setup.
resize2fs -M /dev/sdb6but I’m not sure it’s the right option to use.
Here more information about my FS :
Filesystem revision #: 1 (dynamic) Filesystem features: has_journal ext_attr resize_inode dir_index filetype extent 64bit flex_bg sparse_super large_file huge_file dir_nlink extra_isize metadata_csum Filesystem flags: signed_directory_hash Default mount options: user_xattr acl Filesystem state: clean Errors behavior: Continue Filesystem OS type: Linux Inode count: 93634560 Block count: 374506240 Reserved block count: 18725312 Free blocks: 209754695 Free inodes: 88553316 First block: 0 Block size: 4096 Fragment size: 4096 Group descriptor size: 64 Reserved GDT blocks: 1024 Blocks per group: 32768 Fragments per group: 32768 Inodes per group: 8192 Inode blocks per group: 512 Flex block group size: 16
Last detail : My GNU/Linux configuration is still booting like before (hopefully) so it’s because I need to use sdb7 from my windows installation.