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Re: Parted 1.6.22 Boot Disk

From: Andrew Gaffney
Subject: Re: Parted 1.6.22 Boot Disk
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:59:36 -0500
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Timo Würsch wrote:
> Hello all,
> I want to make a parted boot disk using the most recent version (1.6.22)
> because the most recent precompiled boot disk uses version 1.6.6 which refuses
> to resize my ext3 partitions. I got the source for 1.6.22, from which I want 
> to
> compile a static binary. I use ./configure --enable-all-static and then make,
> but the make stops after a minute with the error message:


Parted 1.6.22 won't be able to resize ext3 any better than 1.6.6 can. The ext2/3
support code is in *major* need of a complete overhaul. Also, I seem to remember
hearing that newer versions of parted are too large to fit on a boot disk like
1.6.6 does.

Andrew Gaffney                            http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer                                   Installer Project

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