I have a 16GB FAT32 formatted USB. I've installed many bootable ISOs on it using Your Universal MultiBoot Installer.
I'm trying to resize the partition YUMI is installed on to minimum size (all the data is contiguous), so I can use the rest of the drive for data storage. YUMI is installed on a FAT32 drive which takes the entire partition.
I load GParted, and resize the partition to minimum size. However, GParted fails. Upon inspecting the log, I have received the following error:
shrink file system 00:01:40 ( ERROR ) using libparted libparted messages ( INFO ) fat_table_alloc_cluster: no free clusters
As predicted, GParted automatically does an
fsck before partitioning.
check file system on /dev/sdb1 for errors and (if possible) fix them 00:00:03 ( SUCCESS ) dosfsck -a -w -v /dev/sdb1 dosfsck 3.0.13 (30 Jun 2012) dosfsck 3.0.13, 30 Jun 2012, FAT32, LFN Checking we can access the last sector of the filesystem Boot sector contents: System ID "MSWIN4.1" Media byte 0xf8 (hard disk) 512 bytes per logical sector 4096 bytes per cluster 38 reserved sectors First FAT starts at byte 19456 (sector 38) 2 FATs, 32 bit entries 15337472 bytes per FAT (= 29956 sectors) Root directory start at cluster 159551 (arbitrary size) Data area starts at byte 30694400 (sector 59950) 3830538 data clusters (15689883648 bytes) 63 sectors/track, 255 heads 8064 hidden sectors 30704256 sectors total Reclaiming unconnected clusters. Checking free cluster summary. /dev/sdb1: 1530 files, 1641484/3830538 clusters
This seems to imply that the drive is intact. Some additional diagnostic information:
path: /dev/sdb1 start: 8,064 end: 30,712,319 size: 30,704,256 (14.64 GiB)
How should I handle this error?