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Re: libparted and ext2

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: libparted and ext2
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:22:52 +1000
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On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 01:00:20AM +0200, B.Hakvoort wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 23:59, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> > There shouldn't be any difference in this respect between earlier
> > versions and 1.6.12.  Can you reproduce any difference?
> So nothing has changed in that code? weird, i was quite sure about it..

Plenty changed in the code.  Just it shouldn't have made a difference.

> > libparted does cylinder alignment stuff if it can.  If you want to
> > force a particular size, then use ped_constraint_exact(), or use your
> > own custom constraint.
> I'll try this then. Are there any disadvantages to
> ped_constraint_exact() ?

Well, cylinder alignment might be a good thing.  Most partitioning
tools "prefer" cylinder alignment.

> Another small thingy, since 1.6.12 (this time i'm sure!) i have this
> warning on my primary disk ("Can't have overlapping partitions" ) The
> partitions are definitly not overlapping so i'm curious where this comes
> from.
> Maybe it has something to do with having an ntfs partition on this disk?

Sounds like a bug introduced in 1.6.12.  Can you please send me parted
and fdisk "print" output?


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