[lug] Installation Guidance Request
thompsma at colorado.edu
Sat May 1 17:02:19 MDT 2004
Calvin Dodge wrote:
> On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 11:40:05AM -0600, Trent Turner wrote:
>>3. Run a partition manipulator. Partition Magic if you're rich, fips
>>or some other free software. I gotta believe most distros come out with
> GNU Parted is the way to go now, IMHO. You can download a self-booting
> floppy image from the Gnu site or a suitable mirror.
> Fips apparently hasn't been updated in 6 years, while Parted is updated
> regularly. Also, Parted doesn't require you to run a defragger first - it
> can move data around the disk on its own.
While I agree that parted is great for resizing, I'm not a fan for bulk
partitioning a whole drive like Charlie is doing. When I need to clear
out a partition and make a new one, I use fdisk. I've had trouble with
parted before, but fdisk always works (of course, rm -rf always works
In fact, I read on some list recently that parted does not like big
partitions. Someone was trying to make a 2 TB partition and parted just
would not work. fdisk was a champ, though.
Some day, I hope I have a 2 TB partition. Of course, by that day,
there'll be some tool that replaces parted I bet. And that 2 TB will be
on a RAID in a laptop.
I am a theoretical chemist. Fear me!
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