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Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions

From: Olaf Hering
Subject: Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 18:59:14 +0100
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On Sat, Nov 04, Andrew Clausen wrote:

> Olaf Hering wrote:
> > You don't have to create these partition types, but you should display
> > them. Maybe one wants to create 2 partitions of one existing partition.
> It's not that simple.  If it's really a free partition, then you are
> allowed to make other partitions on top of it.  If it's a used partition
> (with data) then you can't.

There is no easy way to see if it a valid partition, you could mount it
or check for swap space, but ... 
I would display them as free partitions.

> > I did not try what parted would do in this case, but I guess such
> > partitions would disapear on write.
> Not quite.  Parted creates free-space partitions for all free space,
> as well (Mac partition tools expect free-space partitions).  However,
> Parted will mangle them lots!


> > > > Please don't ignore these partitions when the name is not "Extra".
> > >
> > > Ethan/anyone: is this reasonable?  Are there any other names we should
> > > check for?
> > 
> > I noticed only "Extra" as name for the last partition
> > .
> Yeah, but that doesn't rule out other programs...

No idea about third party tools like FWB. We should ask these guys
directly or the people at LinuxPPC Inc., they bundle a FWB tool with
their distro.

Gruss Olaf

 $ man clone

       Main feature not yet implemented...

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