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Re: Thank you , parted !

From: Timshel Knoll
Subject: Re: Thank you , parted !
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:25:40 +1100
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On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 04:24:05PM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> Sridhar wrote:
> >         I'm posting this to thank all the ppl, involved with parted. What
> > it helped me do, was to clean out the entire hardisk , delete all the
> > partitions, but still keep important data ( 1 GB) safe, though it wasnt
> > backed up. ;-)
> >         i might add, i did a bit of acrobatics with parted, and fdisk, and
> > the bios, to get it done, but right now, my hardisk is exactly how i need
> > it.
> Excellent :-)
> >         One suggestion, can u make it the default partition creator in the
> > major linux distros ?
> It will happen, eventually, I think... just it's a fair bit of work to
> use libparted well.  (While it's possible to use Parted in the
> front end, Parted is built on libparted, so it's possible to have Parted
> fit nicely into a GUI installer, etc.  This is a lot of work...)
> Andrew Clausen

I should mention to you all that Debian's boot (install) project is working
on a new installer, which will replace boot-floppies (thank goodness) :).
This new installer is likely to use the libparted API to partition hard
disks. Discussions are currently under way on address@hidden,
(list archives are at http://lists.debian.org/).



   Timshel Knoll <address@hidden>  for Debian email: <address@hidden>
    Second year Computer Science, RMIT   |   CS108 Tutor (Semester 2, 2000)
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