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Bug#211623: partitioner: SRM-aware selection script needed for Alpha



On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 05:43:30PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:35:02AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 05:12:54PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 10:08:28AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 02:47:04PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:

> > > > > Would parted also work ? Not as per see, since parted is not really user
> > > > > friendly, but when using a (graphical) libparted frontend ?

> > > > Anything that understands BSD disklabels and is assailable by the user
> > > > is fine.  Today, that means fdisk.  When something better becomes 
> > > > available (I've also filed a wishlist requesting BSD disklabel support
> > > > from cfdisk), the script can be changed.

> > > Parted should work also. In i took the disk_bsd.c file as an example
> > > when writing the amiga partitioning support in libparted. Could you
> > > perhaps test parted 1.6.6 and confirm this to us, as i don't have the
> > > hardware for it.

> > A quick test with parted shows that it does understand an existing BSD
> > disklabel.  Quickly glancing through the options didn't show me a way to
> > initialize a disklabel on a fresh disk, though?

> mklabel should do you a fresh disk (mklabel bsd) and mkpart should
> enable you to add partitions (and mkpartfs or mkfs to add filesystems). From
> the source, there is definitively code there to create the partition
> labels.

Then that should be fine, once the parted frontend you mentioned becomes
available.  In the meantime, fdisk still seems to be the correct
solution here.

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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