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FS#9865 - [ISO] Add parted on installation ISO's

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Gerhard Brauer (GerBra) - Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 09:56 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 24 March 2008, 09:23 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When installation must be done on an very large partition then only parted could be used to assemble those partitions (or setup a gpt label on disks).

Without parted one must use extern tools like gparted Live-CD to do partition.
If we had this package from extra available on install-CD then the "one who knows what he did" could use it during installation.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Monday, 24 March 2008, 09:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 11:04 GMT
Tobias: IIRC packages that are in install iso environment are not forced to be in Core, right?
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 18:00 GMT
this is correct we include some other progs too which are not in core and i'll add parted there too.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 17:35 GMT
what about cfdisk and mkfs ? why cant these be used and we need parted?
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 17:36 GMT
by the way theres also fdisk along with cfdisk
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 17:41 GMT
well parted is not a big program so it could be easily added,
we have then parted fdisk sfdisk cfdisk and all mkfs tools