Karl Larsen k5di at
Fri Feb 22 22:04:35 UTC 2008

Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:24 AM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>> Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
>>  > 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,
>>  >    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 :-)
> Heh! Good luck. Also,make sure you understand how to reinstall grub in
> your MBR, how grub hard disk and partition numbering differs from that
> of unix and how those differ from that of parted! A complete written
> copy of parted output, and your /etc/fstab (and output from df -kh or
> similar) can help to avoid confusion later.
> Cheers, Gernot
    Well it is like this: parted will still not work with and ext3 file 
system. It doesn't work and the error message is an uncompatable  file 
system. So the heck with  parted :-) ;-)

    I got mad and from my live CD I used 'dd' to copy this Ubuntu with 
all it's stuff from /dev/hda8 to /dev/hda2. It did it and here I am now. 
I always have to read info dd to know what to do. It IS weird but it 
works fine obviously.

    Now I will get the rest of the changes done and be happy. The SATA 
hard drive removed and the IDE drive partition setting repaired with fdisk.

    What a mess but it is coming along.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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