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Re: v3.0: scripting, args, boundaries

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: v3.0: scripting, args, boundaries
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:20:50 +0200


On 14 August 2011 04:30, Neal Murphy <address@hidden> wrote:

> I wanted to dump fdisk/sfdisk because they insist on using CHS, which hasn't
> existed for about 10 years. But there is no apparent rhyme or reason to
> parted's errors and mistakes and there is no way to divine how to correct the
> errors.
AFAIK, due to the issues you mentioned sfdisk is still the only way to
partition a drive automatically from a script. (g)parted is a nice UI
but the number of issues it has is mind-bogging.
Sfdisk has an option to calculate in units of sectors on a nice -f
option which lets you set up any layout you calculate. Not something
parted can do. Unfortunately, the only supported partition type is



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