Re: FC16 Grub hangs after system update
Only if it's a resizable filesystem inside that partition. You'd have to check which file systems are resizable. I don't think FAT32 is (?) but all ext and NTFS are.
You'd have to research the nature of this utility partition, it's possible the BIOS expects it to be at sector 63. Before screwing with it, I would use dd to make a backup sector copy, which you can store on any filesystem, and then if you mess things up you can always restore it. I'd also save the number of sectors for that partition. I'm a little confused by that fdisk output:
63 80324 40131 de Dell Utility
How do you have a start sector of 63, end sector of 80324, but only 40131 blocks? These are 2 sector block sizes? Huh. All of them appear to be reported this way, 1K blocks? I thought everything had been using 4K blocks for years now.
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Check out your partition map again. You have 1596 sectors in between partitions 1 and 2. I bet the --force blocklists are largely stored in there. If that's working, you get to a grub menu, and you can boot your operating systems, I'd leave things alone.
You could just move partition 1, not resize, by 1500 sectors, and then reinstall GRUB2 and it probably won't complaint. It doesn't even need that much space.