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Re: partman-auto limitations on sparc

On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 01:16:29AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> On sparc, partman-auto can only partition existing free space, it's not
> capable of repartitioning a whole disk.
> So, what's the story behind this, and can it be fixed?

I reported this as #237410.  It seams like libparted does not rely only
on its own data structures but also on data that is on the disk.
Probably thats why libparted can not edit partition tables that do not
exist on the disk.

> It makes it hard
> to do useful preseeded automatic installs, and so it's blocking me from
> automated sparc install testing.

What about a script in init.d a script that runs only once and creates a
new partition table? Ofcource this is for testing only.  The right fix
is to fix libparted.

Anton Zinoviev

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