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Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 16:12:56 -0200

Olaf Hering wrote:
> 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 ...

Well, isn't checking the partition name an "easy way"?

> I would display them as free partitions.

No way!  This complicates things too much (for users, and people writing
frontends to libparted, etc.)

> 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.


I cc'd Ethan, who seems to know this stuff ;-)

Andrew Clausen

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