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1.9.57 Observations

Posted by LaneLester 
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1.9.57 Observations
January 26, 2010 08:55AM
Getting better with each release!

Gparted still broken, scans devices forever. I have two drives with a bunch of partitions each.

ext4 requires separate /boot partition. Have not seen that in Ubuntu or other distros.

I keep one partition for /opt for use with all the distros on my drive. But when I tried to select it under the "I already have my partitions" option, it wanted to format the partition. Fail!

Framebuffer question was a puzzler. I haven't encountered that with any other distro.

There's no /etc/fstab! Maybe Debian does it different. I gotta have my at-boot partitions!

Lane
Re: 1.9.57 Observations
January 26, 2010 06:24PM
Gaprted is not broken.
Works fine here.
Is there some device your BIOS expects to be available but is not installed? Like a floppy-drive which is still set active in the BIOS? That may cause gparted to search.... and search... and search...

alex

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Re: 1.9.57 Observations
January 26, 2010 08:30PM
AlexAnteMachina Wrote:
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> Is there some device your BIOS expects to be
> available but is not installed? Like a
> floppy-drive which is still set active in the
> BIOS?

I suspect you've put your finger on it. I replaced my motherboard recently and dumped my floppy drive at the same time. Gparted in other distros hasn't gagged on it, but I can see how it would.

I'll try to remember next time I boot to disable floppy access in the BIOS.

Lane