FIPS v1.1 partition splitter uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11

FIPS v1.1 partition splitter uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11

Post by Arno Schaefe » Thu, 02 Jun 1994 10:12:08


I have uploaded a new version of my program FIPS to sunsite.unc.edu
and tsx-11.mit.edu. It should appear soon as

sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/system/Install/fips11.zip
tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/dos_utils/fips11.zip

[Note that this is an MS-DOS PKZip Archive. FIPS is an MS-DOS program,
 but is used to repartition MS-DOS for Linux installation.]

Short Description:

FIPS is a program to non-destructively split DOS-partitions. You will
need a defragmentation program to move your data to the beginning of the
partition.

FIPS is free under the GNU General Public License.


Changes from version 1.0:

- Bugfix: Removed the code for detecting the Linux DOS Emulator because
  it caused a hangup on some machines.

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Arno Schaefer
Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachbereich Informatik

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1. FIPS partition splitter v1.0 uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11

I have uploaded a new version of my program FIPS to sunsite.unc.edu
and tsx-11.mit.edu. It should appear soon as

sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/system/Install/fips10.zip
tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/dos_utils/fips10.zip

Short Description:

FIPS is a program to non-destructively split DOS-partitions. You will
need a defragmentation program to move your data to the beginning of the
partition.

This the first official release after a long beta testing period. FIPS
has been used succesfully by many people on the Internet. The only
serious problem encountered was an incompatibility with OS/2, which is
adressed in detail in the doc. Please read at least the file readme.1st
before using FIPS.

FIPS is free under the GNU General Public License.


Long Description:

The program was inspired by the Linux Project. When installing Linux on
a PC that was used for DOS / Windows, many people want to retain a smal-
ler partition for their DOS software. However, since most Harddisks con-
tain only one large partition, you would normally be required to do a
complete backup, erase the partition and build two (or more) new parti-
tions. Then you would restore the backup to one of the new partitions.
This is a very time consuming activity and requires lots of diskettes
(why buy 50+ disks only to once backup and restore your HD?). FIPS was
written to remedy this problem. You can now split a partition without
losing any data, provided there is enough free space for the new parti-
tion at the end of the old one.

Changes from version 0.9 beta:

- Added code to detect the OS FIPS is running under (thanks to Dave
  McCaldon). This is to make sure that FIPS is not run in a multitasking
  OS. Does not yet detect OS/2 and Novell Task Manager.

- Some minor corrections for compatibility with Borland C++ 3.1/4.0

- Documentation revised, information about use with OS/2 added, features
  of DOS 6.x taken into account

- Select the start cylinder for the new partition with the cursor keys

- Automatically check for free space even before prompting for the
  new start sector

- Drive detection code changed, this hopefully solves the problem with
  the 'Too many drives found' error

- A nasty bug in the partition reordering procedure that caused FIPS to
  fail in some cases was removed

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Arno Schaefer
Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachbereich Informatik

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