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Re: New feature?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: New feature?
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 11:42:10 +1000
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On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 11:01:55AM +0200, Martin Bammer wrote:
> Hi,
> what about to implement the feature to be able to move partitions within an 
> extended partition outside (so it is now a primary partition) and vice versa?
> It is not a really essential feature but sometimes I wished to have it. Is 
> this difficult to implement?

I doubt it is too hard... just there are a few special cases where it
is impossible.

eg: suppose you want to eject a logical partition at the start of the
extended partition.  You need to able to fit extended-partition-table data
in between your ejected primary partition and your new first logical
partition.  This isn't always possible.

But, the low-level parted code should take care of all of the special
cases... implementing it should be easy.  Feel free to send me a patch,
or keep reminding me once a month or so.  If you write a patch,
I recommend you add a command to the Parted frontend (eg: "inject" and
"eject"?).  You shouldn't need to modify libparted.


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