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Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes

From: Gareth Bult
Subject: Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 17:25:19 +0000


You're imposing an artificial limitation on the software that prevents it from being used.
How does it make sense ?

For embedded systems, partitions can easily be less than 8Mb , not only do partitions of this size work without a problem, they are *needed* ..



On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 18:18 +0100, B.Hakvoort wrote:

For ext2 gparted takes the size of one cylinder as the min size. This
makes sense, since partitions are rounded to cylinderboundaries.


> Hi
> I'm using gparted 0.0.8 with associated libgparted 1.6.20. (Gentoo)
> There appear to be artificial limits in partition sizes when creating
> new partitions, different minimums per partition type.
> Whereas some partitions may have minimum sizes, I *need* to be able to
> create 4Mb ext2 partitions (which I can do quite happily using fdisk) ,
> yet the apparent minimum in gparted is set to 8Mb. (and it looks like
> it's getting this from 'parted')
> Is there easy way of getting around this ?
> If not, any chance of some saner minimum size checking ?
> Thanks,
> Gareth.
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