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Re: Moving partition to an overlapping position

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Moving partition to an overlapping position
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 09:04:41 +1000
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On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 11:40:08AM +0200, Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:
> > In the case of the FAT resizer, it is possible to have both the
> > old and new filesystems being valid simultaneously!  (Provided the
> > FATs, etc. don't overlap)
> If you update block references then they can't cover both filesystems at
> the same time. Consequently they can't be valid simultaneously. 

The FAT resizer doesn't update block references.

> However if you rewrite everything on the free space then it should be ok,
> unless the kernel, the disk or its controller still cached reordered data
> when the power loss happened, after user exited Parted.

The old filesystem will be still in tact if you never changed it!


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