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zerogeny
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 12:10 pm    Post subject: fdisk alternatives? Reply with quote

i hate fdisk because i dont know how to use it in expert mode
so if there a gui based partition magic type program for linux?
i feel the need to nuke fat partitions and resize them for evil purposes... 8O
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might want to take a look at cfdisk. Take a peek at this post: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=16
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: fdisk alternatives? Reply with quote

zerogeny wrote:
so if there a gui based partition magic type program for linux?


Have you considered....Partition Magic? It's an OS-independent program since it can boot the computer using its own floppy. (or CD-ROM, I believe)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i costs money!

:)

i need one that can resize ext3 partitions and etc. i dont think pm can do that anyway... :(
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i couldnt be bothered logging all the time...

anywho

i recently tried out parts and i find it better than fdsik and cfdisk, however i havent mastered the moving of partitions with it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't manage to use fdisk then you should be running Mandrake not Gentoo..

Comes with a nice graphical util for resizing your partitions and everything
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2002 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.partimage.org/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a big fdisk fan either, so I cheated when I installed Gentoo :)

I used to run Mandrake, and have an 8.1 Powerpack lying around, so I just use the bootable Disc 1 and get to the point in the expert install to where you can use their graphical partition manager. I left them without a file system because I wanted to use EXT3 on / and /boot, which MDK 8.1 doesn't have. After I created the partitions I wanted and wrote the table, I rebooted my machine and stuck the Gentoo disc in. I turned the swap partition on and created the file system on / and /boot.

That made it a lot easier :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2002 5:51 am    Post subject: Hmm Reply with quote

I've actually never used any fdisk utilities whatsoever (DOS or Linux). When I was putting my computer together I was pointed to Ranish Partition Manager (www.ranish.com). It has a pretty decent menu interface, and a little "wizard" type thing where you select the fs type and how big you want it to be and it selects how many sectors and cyllinders and all that in order to get it as close to your desired size as possible. Overall it's pretty easy if you glance over the docs there.

The problem is it's DOS based, so you'd need to make a boot disk with partman on it in order to partition your machine. I guess this makes it a little less than desirable for a lot of the people here.
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