I've got a partition-problem on my Acer. The HDD used to look like this:
| sda1 | sda2 | sda3 | sda5 | sda7 | sda6 |
| FAT32 | FAT32 | FAT32 | Ext3 | Swap | Ext3 |
| 1GB | 35GB | 19GB | 10GB | 2GB | 5GB |
In order to release some space on sda3 (the 19GB partition) I resized it (with PCC -> Manage Disk Partitions) to 10GB, leaving a space of 9GB behind it. That seemed to work. I then created a partition in the space just made and PCC said that the partitions had been renamed: sda5 -> sda6, sda6 -> sda7, sda7 -> sda8 and the new partition to sda5 (I think
, because I didn't pay a lot of attention to this message; probably an error). I then formatted the new partition to ext3, again with PCC. All seemed to be OK, at least there were no system compaints.
I then rebooted with the live CD (2009.2) and, just to be absolutely certain, checked the partitions with PCC. Partition sda3 is still
19GB and sda5 -sda7 are still just that (i.e. they have not been renamed). There's no sdsa8!!. Strange, I thought, so checked with KDiskFree; this shows the same structure as PCC, except that sda3 is only 10GB, meaning that the 9GB partition (whatever it's called) has just disappeared.
Assuming that this new partition is
there somewhere, can anyone tell me if there's some utility or another which can reveal the dreaded details? Thanks.