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copying parted from the boot disk onto another disk

From: Francesco Poli
Subject: copying parted from the boot disk onto another disk
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 15:59:15 +0100

Hello everybody!  :)

I tried to copy Parted 1.6.4 into an ext2 floppy disk following the
instructions at
and I found some surprises...

First of all, after booting from the Parted boot disk, the parted
executable wasn't `/sbin/parted', but `/usr/bin/parted', IIRC.

Then, `/lib/' and any other library directory I was able to find, were
empty directories... So I couldn't copy any library files to the
ext2-formatted floppy disk.

I thought I could have misundertood something, but (that's the real
surprise!) after booting from tomsrtbt (http://www.toms.net/rb/), I
mounted the ext2-formatted floppy disk and

# cd /mnt/floppy
# ./parted


Well, at least Parted started and was able to print my partition
table... I didn't try doing anything else, but I think it works...
without any LD_LIBRARY_PATH setting...  :-O

Is the Parted 1.6.4 (found in its boot disk) statically linked? In this
case, I think the documentation should be updated (OK, docs refer to
version 1.6.1 and I'm using version 1.6.4, I know)... Otherwise, someone
could explain me this weird situation?


      Francesco Poli      <address@hidden>
You're compiling a program and, all of a sudden, boom!
  -- from APT HOWTO, version 1.8.0

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