Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at
Fri Feb 22 14:09:53 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:28 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>     I have been working with parted and kind of like it. The # parted
>  print is nice since I don't need to figure out about how big the
>  partition is. It tells me in English :-)
>     The capability to cp copy a directory to another is interesting. Has
>  anyone used this or heard anything about it?
>     Re-sizing a partition looks interesting too. I need to do that if
>  possible. I find that many tasks seem to need to be done from another
>  system like the live CD.
>     Any help with possible good or bad things to say about parted would
>  be a big help to me.

The good: it generally works

The bad: unless you have really a new version, there many not be
support to read, modify or delete NTFS partitions, or even to do
anything to EXT3 partitions.

The really bad (not a criticism of parted per se): if you've used
parted, you probably won't be able to sensibly use Partition Magic or
some other partition software on the disk. And vice versa.

Hope that helps,

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