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Re: [Bug-parted] Couple of questions on using partted

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: [Bug-parted] Couple of questions on using partted
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 19:56:51 +1100

Shawn Kwang wrote:
> Here are my questions:
> 1)  Do you have to de-fragment the FAT partition before resizing it?  This
> is necessary with other programs (like fips).  I would image it is
> necessary but it was not mentioned in the documentation.  Perhaps someone
> should write a quick blurb saying whether or not you have to, since it is
> pretty important (if de-fragmenting is necessary).

No.  You don't need to :-)

> 2)  When creating the new Linux parition, it becomes a logical drive,
> correct?  And therefore is given the designation hda5?

You can create logical or primary partitions.

The first parameter to "mkpart" and "mkpartfs" determines this.

> 3)  How do I find out if a partition is already hidden or not?  Or do I
> not need to care?

It probably isn't hidden.  It will say "hidden" (in the "flags" column)
when you type "print".

Andrew Clausen

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