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15th February 2009, 05:33 PM
Does anyone know if the latest Gparted package that supports ext4 is planned for the repos.
15th February 2009, 06:22 PM
gparted-0.4.3-1.fc10 is already in updates-testing. Whether or not it is advisable to update to it, I'm not sure. (I have.)
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update gparted
Edit: I replied to the question but didn't notice that this is the "Alpha, Beta & Snapshots Discussions" thread.
Anyway, there is a gparted-0.4.3-1.fc11 package in Koji, http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=1950
15th February 2009, 07:21 PM
Hi, it's already in repo's. Run yum update.
You can see it working here:
15th February 2009, 10:49 PM
Ok, from Jake's screenshot we can see that it *recognizes* ext4.
Does it work on resizing it though, or does it give an error that it can't handle it yet? Jake, do you have an expendable (and/or expandable) :) partition to test it for we with enquiring minds but less courage?
16th February 2009, 01:24 AM
Shrinking the "Secondary" Partition now, I'll then see if it will allow me to Create an Ext4, and then resize it.
Though in the feature bit it says it can.
I'll post back with the results in a moment or so.
16th February 2009, 02:43 AM
Quick update on the last bit..
Status on shrinking that ext3 partition.. Serious fail. don't even mention it.
So I put in a USB Memory storage device.
Shrinked the FAT32 partion to 70MB.
Created new partition.. Ext4 Successful.
Resize that Ext4, Successful.
So Yes, it all works :)
16th February 2009, 03:31 AM
Firstly thanks for going where none of us have gone before. Odd that it didn't work with the ext3 partition, I figured that was its specialty.
I'm assuming you didn't lose anything important, or I'll feel guilty for at least an hour.
16th February 2009, 04:17 AM
No, And even if I did, I have enough tools to recover the data (I can recover data from a "Dead" disk if I really really wanted to. Which is why I don't mind. What happened was, Yes it resized it, and made it smaller... And instead annoyed me because it would not allow me to make anymore partitions :( So now I've got to wait for the Fedora 10 Stable one to restore it's size.
16th February 2009, 04:47 AM
Regardless, thank you for not only taking the time to try it, but for letting us know about it.
16th February 2009, 04:54 AM
No Problem :). Also Ext4 Partitions in a Gparted that does not support ext4, show as ext3. Which if you tried any of the tools with it, you would probably break the partition.
16th February 2009, 09:24 AM
Hey, guys who else have used Gparted, is it just me or is shrinking a lot quicker than putting it back?
This thing is STILL resizing the partition back to how it was >_>
And aparently, 02:23:54 remaining.
16th February 2009, 02:02 PM
Does it support /dev/mapper multipath device files to disks? I heard that they took it out, but may have put it back in.
16th February 2009, 02:28 PM
I don't think they have added it back.
However you could keep an eye on this:
It will tell you when they add new stuff.
16th February 2009, 05:11 PM
Brilliant info from my original post, many thanks all.
I interested in moving my experimental box up to F11 and try out ext4 but I do prefer Gparted for mucking up my partitions etc :-) So it looks that I might be in luck now. I only really posted out as I have not seen an update come through for Gparted on F10 or F9 yet. I believe the new Gparted was only released early Feb.
Many many thanks
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