Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449370
parted info pages need update
Last modified: 2010-10-22 21:38:34 EDT
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(parted) help mkpart
mkpart PART-TYPE [FS-TYPE] START END make a partition
PART-TYPE is one of: primary, logical, extended
FS-TYPE is one of: ext3, ext2, fat32, fat16, hfsx, hfs+, hfs, jfs,
linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, hp-ufs, sun-ufs, xfs, apfs2, apfs1, asfs,
amufs5, amufs4, amufs3, amufs2, amufs1, amufs0, amufs, affs7, affs6,
affs5, affs4, affs3, affs2, affs1, affs0
START and END are disk locations, such as 4GB or 10%. Negative values
count from the end of the disk. For example, -1s specifies exactly the
mkpart makes a partition without creating a new file system on the
partition. FS-TYPE may be specified to set an appropriate partition
However, info parted fails to list ext3. Which has only been out -- what 5 years? Anyway, we should cross check the info pages and make sure that they accurately represent the program's current state because the man page is so weak and because the info pages are supposed to be the definitive reference.
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Created attachment 307366 [details]
possible patch for manpage and info page
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 429326 ***
re-opening as this is not resolved in the claimed duplicate.
What was addressed in the duplicate was the parted documentation. I added to
the known issues section the fact the ext3 is not supported. The patch that you
propose is directed to the man page, which has already been handled with a comment.
I will do the same thing in the texi documentation. What appears in comment #0
is not in any way related to the texi or man page files. It is hard coded in
parted. This will also required a comment of some sort.
I prefer the comment as apposed to erasing the "ext3" string because parted
detects ext3 and it does not support it currently, but it will shortly. I know
it came out a long time ago, but this will be done shortly.
Are there any more commands besides `help mkpart` that show the ext3 fs?
The resize command also had this issue. I also changed that.
This will be availabel in parted-1.8.1-19
Node: mkfs - doesn't list ext3
Node: mkpart - doesn't list ext3
Node: mkpartfs - doesn't list ext3
Node: resize - lists ext3 in supported filesystems
mkfs partition fs-type - doesn't list ext3
mkpart part-type - doesn't list ext3
can you clarify what is the current situation with parted? As I understand some operations doesn't work on ext3 file systems. Can you specify which do work and ext3 should be listed along side with the parted command and which not?
Isn't there a message along the lines of :
Currently parted does not support ext3 resizing, please use resize2fs instead
in the parted info pages, I mean.
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