I installed Fedora 28. But I resized the partition that contained Fedora (/dev/sda7) wrongly using GParted and now I can't boot my system. (Note the partition format is ext4)

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    Boot a live cd and see if you can repair the partition with fsck
    – Panther
    Oct 29, 2018 at 17:13
  • No it's not working
    – aerfanr
    Oct 29, 2018 at 18:41
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    Did you get an error message?
    – Panther
    Oct 29, 2018 at 18:49

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Resizing a partition does not implicitly resize any filesystem it might contain. You should have shrunk the filesystem and then shrunk the partition. (I'm surprised gparted didn't warn you.)

However, to try and fix the damage, resize the partition back to whatever it was before. If you're not sure of the value then make sure it's at least the size it was before.

If you have already used the space then all bets are off, unfortunately. You might get some of your files back with a filesystem rescue tool. Or you might not.

  • Yeah, it worked. Now I can use my OS. Thank you very much. :)
    – aerfanr
    Oct 29, 2018 at 23:00

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