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Announcing GNU parted-1.8.0

From: David Cantrell
Subject: Announcing GNU parted-1.8.0
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:41:19 -0500
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GNU parted 1.8.0 is now available. Many thanks to all involved with the development and testing of this release.


* GPT fixes:
     - Correctly handle disks with non-512 byte sector sizes
     - Support LUN resizing (see new space, allow parted to use it)
     - Prevent overlap of LastUsableLBA and PartitionEntryLBA in
       backup GPT
* Prevent SIGFPE when FAT sector size is 0
* Add ped_exception_get_handler()
* DASD support for IBM zSeries systems
* AIX disk label support
* Detect Promise SX8 storage devices
* Macintosh (ppc and x86) disk label improvements:
     - Prevent LVM and RAID partition types from corrupting the table
     - Fix removal of driver partition
* Add support binary units (MiB, KiB, GiB)
* In ped_register_disk_type(), handle disk_types==NULL case
* In ped_unregister_disk_type(), handle case where type is not
* Fix geometry read problems on 64-bit Macs (and probably other 64-bit
* Add support for /dev/mapper devices via libdevmapper library
* Detect Apple_Boot partition types correctly on MacOS X 10.4 systems

* Various bug fixes, signal handling fixes, and spelling error fixes
* UI improvements to display more information about the disk and
  transport layer


See the web site ( for more information about GNU parted and how to report bugs.

David Cantrell
Red Hat / Westford, MA

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