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,
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 F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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