fatresize(1) 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.

-h --help
Show summary of options.
-s --size
Resize volume to SIZE[k|M|G|ki|Mi|Gi] bytes
-i --info
Show volume information
-p --progress
Show progress
-q --quite
Be quite
-v --verbose
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 [email protected] 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 2 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-2.