3rd Party Partition Managers

3rd Party Partition Managers

Post by Trent B. Curti » Sat, 23 Jun 2001 17:52:40



Does anyone know of any good and free Partition Managers? I don't want to
buy any of the Partition managers on the market. Can someone please help?
I've looked everywhere....

Thanks,

Trent Curtis

 
 
 

3rd Party Partition Managers

Post by Noma » Sat, 23 Jun 2001 22:15:24


On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 01:52:40 -0700, "Trent B. Curtis"


>Does anyone know of any good and free Partition Managers? I don't want to
>buy any of the Partition managers on the market. Can someone please help?
>I've looked everywhere....

>Thanks,

>Trent Curtis

Try the "Ranish Partition Manager" from
http://www.users.intercom.com/~ranish/part/
it's free and while it isn't as pretty as Partition Magic, it does
work well (plus you can get the source).

HTH
--
Nomad

Wondering of the vast emptyness of the 'net
in search of something cool.

 
 
 

3rd Party Partition Managers

Post by Dave Uhrin » Sat, 23 Jun 2001 23:50:53



> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 01:52:40 -0700, "Trent B. Curtis"

>>Does anyone know of any good and free Partition Managers? I don't want to
>>buy any of the Partition managers on the market. Can someone please help?
>>I've looked everywhere....

>>Thanks,

>>Trent Curtis

> Try the "Ranish Partition Manager" from
> http://www.users.intercom.com/~ranish/part/
> it's free and while it isn't as pretty as Partition Magic, it does
> work well (plus you can get the source).

> HTH

Linux fdisk works perfectly well except for shrinking Windoze partitions.  
Does a beautiful job of removing Windoze partitions.
 
 
 

3rd Party Partition Managers

Post by Robert Davie » Sun, 24 Jun 2001 00:33:36




>> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 01:52:40 -0700, "Trent B. Curtis"

> Linux fdisk works perfectly well except for shrinking Windoze partitions.
> Does a beautiful job of removing Windoze partitions.

I've had a problem with it creating corrupt partition tables, on a disk
which Win98 had made a primary, extended and one logical partition.  It
could not even delete the partitions, I thought the disk might have been
totally hosed, it looked like it.

I tried out gpart(8), but then discovered that sfdisk(8) could read the
partiton table without errors, and rewrite it, using it's dump feature.

Subsequently I saved the data and finally used sfdisk(8) to make new tables
for both Win and Linux, which has worked flawlessly since, even using
fdisk(8).  The man page of fdisk(8) isn't kidding about bugs, I used it for
years without problem, but it doesn't seem to like some of the Win
partition types.

So I've rather lost faith in fdisk(8).

Rob

 
 
 

3rd Party Partition Managers

Post by Dave Uhrin » Sun, 24 Jun 2001 06:35:59





>>> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 01:52:40 -0700, "Trent B. Curtis"

>> Linux fdisk works perfectly well except for shrinking Windoze partitions.
>> Does a beautiful job of removing Windoze partitions.

> I've had a problem with it creating corrupt partition tables, on a disk
> which Win98 had made a primary, extended and one logical partition.  It
> could not even delete the partitions, I thought the disk might have been
> totally hosed, it looked like it.

> I tried out gpart(8), but then discovered that sfdisk(8) could read the
> partiton table without errors, and rewrite it, using it's dump feature.

> Subsequently I saved the data and finally used sfdisk(8) to make new
> tables for both Win and Linux, which has worked flawlessly since, even
> using
> fdisk(8).  The man page of fdisk(8) isn't kidding about bugs, I used it
> for years without problem, but it doesn't seem to like some of the Win
> partition types.

> So I've rather lost faith in fdisk(8).

> Rob

The only gotcha about fdisk is that if you are creating a dos partition you
have to zero out the first sector of that partition.  And that is a defect
of dos's format utility not fdisk.

There are currently no Microsoft partitions in here and I don't expect
there to be in the future but there were :-)

Command (m for help):
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 5606 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1       700   5622718+  a9  Unknown
/dev/hda2           701      1400   5622750   a5  BSD/386
/dev/hda3   *      1401      4210  22571325   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda4          4211      5606  11213370   85  Linux extended
/dev/hda5          4211      4212     16033+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6          4213      4288    610438+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7          4289      4353    522081   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda8          4354      4386    265041   83  Linux
/dev/hda9          4387      4718   2666758+  83  Linux
/dev/hda10         4719      4919   1614501   83  Linux
/dev/hda11         4920      5049   1044193+  83  Linux
/dev/hda12         5050      5303   2040223+  83  Linux
/dev/hda13         5304      5404    811251   83  Linux
/dev/hda14         5405      5505    811251   83  Linux
/dev/hda15         5506      5606    811251   83  Linux