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Re: restrictions for pattitions with ext2 file system

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: restrictions for pattitions with ext2 file system
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 14:35:28 +1000
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On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:27:42AM +0600, Dimitry N. Naldaev wrote:
> Hi
> There are strange restrictons for partitons with ext2 file system --- It is 
> impossible to move start of the partition during resizing of the partition.
> But the fat partitons do not have the restriction...

> What reason for the restriction ???

It is rather difficult to design an algorithm to safely move the start
of a partition.  Such an algorithm was designed for FAT, but not ext2.

Are you interested in the details?

> PS there is no file ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/parted-1.6.6.tar.gz :-( What 
> happens?

Hopefully this will be fixed soon.


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