[blfs-dev] other filesystem utilities

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 20:44:22 PST 2012


On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM, Nathan Coulson <conathan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andrew Benton wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks to your message I've spent some time playing with gpt today
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
>>> and I now think there's a good case for putting gptfdisk into LFS.
>>> fdisk and cfdisk are installed in LFS but if you have a GUID partition
>>> table they're no use. I think gptfdisk should be in LFS.
>>
>> What about parted which is already in BLFS?
>>
>> Actually, I think BLFS may be good enough.  We would need parted on the
>> host system.  If we need it after we boot into LFS, it can be built via
>> BLFS.
>>
>> Also, util-linux plans to add GPT support into fdisk in version 2.22.
>> That's probably six months away.
>>
>> I'm open to gptfdisk, but would like to see more discussion.
>>
>>   -- Bruce
>
> for myself, I have always liked fdisk's style to parted, which is
> probably why I went to gptfdisk all those years ago.  If I recall,
> parted has less control over the partition types then fdisk/gptfdisk
> (ex:/ I couldn't make a boot partition).  that was a year or two ago
> though...
>
> but, if util-linux has this on their radar, I'd be content to wait for
> util-linux to bring it in.  (or remove gptfdisk [if added]when
> util-linux has their support)
>
> either way,  gpt is here now, and working.

oh, and if we add it, I feel it'll do fine in BLFS


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