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From: "David Holm <dholm@g.o>" <dholm@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Installer partitioning arch support
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:08:56 +0200
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On Friday 23 April 2004 02.58, 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?

Currently mac-fdisk is default on Apple/IBM and parted is the default on 
Pegasos. I don't see any reason to use parted for all arches as 
parted-1.6.8-r1 which is on 2004.1 seems to support all required filesystems. 
It would also make it easier to maintain the handbook since we wouldn't need 
two separate sections, and there are some nice GUI:s for it as well.

Pieter, any comments? ;)

//David Holm
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