parted

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Fri Feb 22 15:24:39 UTC 2008


Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:28 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> 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,
>    Gernot
>
>   
    Thanks, and just what I wanted. I will try it since I don't own 
Partition Magic :-)

It at least reads ext3 partitions and it is version GNU Parted 1.7.1 and 
is on Ubuntu 1.71 that is not the newest. Wish me luck. If not lucky I 
may not be here for some time :-)

Karl


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