parted > gparted ?
SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
i-ubux at synass.net
Sun Feb 24 00:07:43 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 23:20 +0900, Gernot Hassenpflug wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
> > SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 01:32 +0100, Gerald Dachs wrote:
> > >
> > >> Am Sat, 23 Feb 2008 07:33:22 +0800
> > >> schrieb SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux <i-ubux at synass.net>:
> > >>
> > >>> Why parted ?
> > >>> Why NOT GParted ??
> > >>>
> > >> Why not fdisk and dd?
> > >
> > > I am sure, not only me, as newbie, had appreciated your
> > > more detailed experience and reason/s why YOU name FDISK and DD !?
> > >
> > > Well, I can tell you one of my reason:
> > > I am not UN-familiar with command lines !
> > > A GUI indeed, especially as newbie, is a good help to see and learn !!
> > >
> > > I am sure:
> > > With FDISK and DD my mess had ended in a real disaster last
> > > weekend !!! ;-((
> > >
> > Guys you can create a real mess if you use fdisk and dd without
> > first reading how they work. And then experiment with them. I am writing
> > rather slowly a paper on using these tools and exactly how to use them.
> > It is long and I plan to put it on my web page when it is complete. As
> > for parted and gparted which are exactly the same they both will not
> > work with ext3 file systems. I tried both and got the same result.
Why shall they NOT work with ext3 ???
As with GParted, I cannot believe and confirm !!!
I was able to create, delete, move and resize all my partitons here !
Beside of Partition Magic and another famous multisystem tool,
GParted was the only tool I got a NTFS partition shrinking from 40 to
As I already mentioned / wrote:
GParted with Ubuntu is an OLD 0.3.3 version !!!
There are some problems I experienced when playing with after my
GParted 0.3.4.11 from LiveCD manipulations.
As already mentioned too:
The GParted 0.3.4.11 LiveCD is a Linux MUST Have for me ! ;-D
> Please note that for manipulating NTFS partitions you can use the
> excellent ntfs-3g utilities (see what packages come up when you search
> for ntfs).
Well, generally manipulating with stange OS'es is always risky !
We all know how helpful Win always wants to be with repairing and
My NTFS shrinking with GParted was something like a last try before
doing a complete re-installation from scratch once more !
I am glad it went smooth and gave / saved me time to discover and learn
something else to understand much better !!
As for myself:
Use the GParted (V 0.3.3) present in Ubuntu for quick (yeah, it takes a
very long time)
checking displays only.
Manipulate with GParted 0.3.4.11 LiveCD without Ubuntu being active /
Just to repeat once more: Backup before doing sensitive tasks anyway !!!
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