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Re: new to parted

From: leslie . polzer
Subject: Re: new to parted
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:01:34 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 07:12:35PM -0800, VomLehn, David wrote:

> Hmm. It would be good to know what the partition table mathematics
> parted uses actually are.
There's more than one part involved in this.  We have the constraint
solver, providing the basic mathematical framework, which is used by the
disk label code to communicate the limitations they impose on the
partition structure.  Add to this the user requirements, perhaps (not
sure of this right now) low-level specific alignments, and you got your

> 1. Drop parted and come up with some kludge to wrap around, for
> example, fdisk. 2. Learn parted partition table mathematics and see
> if I can get those adopted by who writes the software to create
> partitions 3. Teach parted to handle unaligned partitions.
There's also 4.: pay someone to do it.  But I guess nobody does it that
way...  apart from that I don't have a clue on what suits you best.
You can probably use fdisk just to move partitions so parted accepts
them.  Or try GNU fdisk, it may be able to work around this.


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