GParted "shrink file system" error

asked 2015-09-30 14:45:04 -0500

brunoccast gravatar image

I'm trying to resize my F22's /dev/sda2 partition because I want the unused space to install windows on dual boot. However, everytime I initialize the resize operation, GParted stops with a "shrink file system" error, as you can see in this image (I'm sorry to post a link but since I'm new here I can't upload photos directly).

This image was taken from Fedora OS's, I ran GParted from the terminal. However, I've tested from live usb and I get the exactly same error. Can someone help me with this problem?

Ps: I don't now if it's related or not, but to have that unused space I had to previously resize fedora's home directory from the secure mode (since home had full memory space).

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I'm not sure how much you know about logical volumes, but it's basically saying there are logical volumes within the physical volume that take up more space than you want to reduce it by. Find out how many extents are being used and then reduce it by that much instead.

baggypants gravatar imagebaggypants ( 2015-10-01 03:10:30 -0500 )edit