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Re: new e2fstools and parted not playing nice?

From: Szakacsits Szabolcs
Subject: Re: new e2fstools and parted not playing nice?
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 20:15:25 +0200 (MEST)

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Unit3 wrote:

> I'm working on packaging gparted for Gentoo, and we've run into an issue 
> where ext2/3 partitions show up as being unmoveable/resizeable 

Sounds right. Parted has its own ext2 code what isn't compatible with new
ext2/ext3 features (added over the last 2-3 years).

One might convert ext3 to ext2 and disable all features (man tune2fs) then
use parted then convert it back to ext3, features enabled. Running e2fsck
during these shouldn't be forgotten and makeing full backup before doing

> (http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61828#c14). One of the other 
> developers thinks this is due to the newest version of the e2fstools not 
> playing nice with parted-1.6.15. I'm just checking to verify that this 
> is actually the problem, and if so, to see if you guys have any fixes 
> planned in the near future. :)

AFAIK, nothing is planned (no time) but contributions are very welcomed
and sent patches will be revised and applied, or even CVS write access


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