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Re: Creating an extended partition for whole disk size... automaticly

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Creating an extended partition for whole disk size... automaticly
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:34:34 +1000
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On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 09:05:00AM +0200, Bas Rijniersce wrote:
> Hello,
> I just started with parted. I'm using it to create a "Restore cd". I would 
> like 
> to setup an extended partition for the whole disk size, from a script.
> Now I have to give start and end position in MB. It would we nice to be able 
> to 
> use a special keyword like $END to get the end size you also see when you 
> use "print"

Yeah, it would be nice to provide a nice mechanism for shell scripts.
I guess it's a matter of someone writing lots of ugly sed stuff...

So, I'd include useful shell routines, if you send me some...

> I'll probably create a script that parses the output of parted < "echo print" 
> or something like that. But it would be nice to do that automaticly

Well, doing automatically... how exactly?

> Another nice thing would be a special character that will make parted ignore 
> the following line. In my case, i'm using a script for parted:
> # Boot partition, 128M
> mkpartfs primary linux-swap 0 128

Hmm, that's doable.  I need to figure out a nicer way of doing
command_line_push_line() in 1.5.x... anyway, that's where it belongs.

I should also mention that there are python bindings available.  They
are stable, but some minor changes are being made (mainly polish).
They are available at:


msw: should I add it to parted yet?  No Issues TM?

Andrew Clausen

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