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Re: Parted 1.4.19

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Parted 1.4.19
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 17:06:59 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 02:35:42PM -0500, Larry Williams wrote:
> I would like to suggest one improvement, if I may. It would be nice to have a 
> progress indicator option for copying large filesystems.

Yeah, I should do that... one problem is making a good indicator.  I guess
it doesn't need to be very good... as long as you can see it's still

> The one I moved was 
> 2.3 GB and took so long, I almost interferred thinking something went wrong. 
> I didn't time it but a reasonable estimate of 24-25 minutes is very close. 
> That nets out to about 1 minute per MB.

Nope!  2.3gb / 23 min = 0.1 gb / min == 100 mb / min, or about 1.5 mb / s.

> My scenario :
> 1. Unused, partition pre-made with fdisk and mke2fs.
> 2. Boot with Parted Boot Disk and enter interactive mode, "parted /dev/hda"
> 3. cp 5 12 ( a long scary wait, no prompt, no indication).

Remember, copies are long for ext2, because it isn't smart enough to ignore
free-space (yet).

> In my opinion, Parted is the best thing since sliced bread. I just learned of 
> it's existance and thought I'd try it rather than re-installing. Again, it 
> worked flawlessly.



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