fatresize man page

fatresize — Resize an FAT16/FAT32 volume non-destructively


fatresize [ -s SIZE ]  [ device ]


This manual page documents briefly the fatresize

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.


Show summary of options.


Resize volume to SIZE[k|M|G|ki|Mi|Gi] bytes


Show volume information


Show progress


Be quite


Verbose (not version)


fatresize -s 2G /dev/evms/hdb2

fatresize -q -s 3G /dev/hde6

fatresize -i /dev/hdg3

Size and device is required to run. You can resize device-mapped partitions, e.g. EVMS partitions.


You can't resize FAT32 partition lesser than 512Mb because Windows(R) doesn't work properly with small FAT32 file system. Use FAT16.


This manual page was written by Philippe Coval <rzr@gna.org> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 any  later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.


July 1, 2008