[haiku-development] Re: Partitioning support in Alpha/1

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:49:05 +0100

Matt wrote:
> >> IMHO, as a solution, we should recommend using a nother partitioner 
> >> (GParted has a live CD for example) for creating a partition that one 
> >> can later initialize with DriveSetup during installation.
> >
> > +1 for me.
> > There are a lot of liveCD available around which contain GParted, if 
> > one wants to repartition his hard drive. These kind of people are 
> > usually tech-savvy enough to be able to do that.
> >
> I know the licence is GPL but could we not port libparted to Haiku and 
> plug that into drive setup?

When I mentioned "a lot of work" to implement that, I wasn't even thinking 
of writing it from scratch necessarily. If possible, we should reuse 
something existing, which may still be a lot of work. Ubuntu can definitely 
resize an NTFS partition, I hope that's open source. We should use 
something that has enough exposure, because it's really critical that it 
works reliably.

Best regards,

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