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Re: Automatic partitioning of harddisk in linux

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Automatic partitioning of harddisk in linux
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 10:21:29 +1000
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On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 10:21:43AM -0000, Meenakshi  Sharma wrote:
> Respected Sir,
> I am a c- programer.And I am doing a project in which I have to provide the
> following 3 option :
> 1)Find out the size of your harddisk
> 2)Manual Partition
> 3)Automatic Partition(100 MB-boot,128MB-swap,128MB-Swap,/-remaining
> I think Manual partition (option -2) can be done easily by using the sfdisk
> command and following the instructions on the screen. However, in order to
> create automatic partition ( option 3), I do not know how I should proceed.
> Please explain to me the following :
> -How to find out size of harddisk ( I am using sfdisk -s command)
> -How to create automatic partition. Currently I am using cfdisk command but
> I don't know how to pass parameter (using cluster,sector,tracks)

RTFM, or ask the author / list / whatever.  (Andreas Brouwer, IIRC)
IIRC, it's pretty straight forward... it's in the same format as the
"print" output.
> (ii) I shall be grateful if you advise me whether is there any other command
> / utility which give me automatic partition facility.

You could use libparted + python bindings, and make your own tool fairly


Up to you *shrug*

Or you could use libparted directly.  Or modify one of the existing
front ends (parted, gtkparted, kparted, mi, anaconda...).


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