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Re: Hai everybody

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Hai everybody
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 06:37:17 +1000
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On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 06:01:25PM +0100, Yousuf wrote:
>      I am a newbie to linux.Get interested in it.Also
> released a CDROM distribution of linux.I am an
> engineering student.Now it's time for our mini
> project.Mine is a partition manager in DOS.

That isn't a mini-project.  It's a major piece of work... depending
how much you implement.

> detection
> of harddisks were all copied from linux kernel code
> .Now i'm really stuck .I need to know what all
> partition inconsistencies may happen and how to
> rectify them.

Have you looked at how libparted handles them?

The problem is, "consistency" isn't well defined, since some pieces
of information, such as BIOS geometry are poorly defined.  You have to
take a very pragmatic approach ("Is it likely to work?")

Why are you writing it for DOS?!

Why not port Parted to DOS?  It shouldn't be hard... but it would need
a 32-bit DOS extender.  The one included with DJGPP should do.


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