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From: Nathaniel McCallum <npmccallum@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Installer partitioning arch support
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 21:13:40 -0400
On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 02:58 +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> > Sorry to cross post like this, but this is the best way to reach
> > everyone.  We at the GentooInstaller project are beginning work on our
> > partitioning section, one of the arch dependant aspects of the
> > installation.  I need to know if sfdisk will work as a scriptable
> > replacement for fdisk on all the various arches.  If you aren't sure,
> > could you test it, and get back to me?  Thanks!
> > 
> > Nathaniel McCallum
> you can't use sfdisk on ppc,could we use parted for everybody? It 
> has/should have support for every diskslice/partition format we use and 
> should allow us to repartition dinamically on x86.
> 
> Comments?
The plan was to originally use parted (which I still prefer).  I made an
ebuild for redhat's parted python bindings (in bugzilla), but it isn't
in portage yet (needs a patch and version bump on parted).  HOWEVER, I
don't believe parted supports all arches.  Specifically, I believe
parted has "minors" hard coded as type int, which doesn't work on one
arch (I believe alpha) as it uses letter based minors.  I could be wrong
though... But to your knowledge parted DOES work on ppc?  Anyone else?
Does parted work on your arch?  Thanks!

Nathaniel
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