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parted-2.0 released [beta]
parted-2.0 released [beta]
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 21:49:43 +0200
GNU Parted is a partition table editor.
While most of the changes since parted-1.9.0 were to make it support disks
with larger-than-512-byte sectors, there have been a few bug fixes, too.
The former changes are big enough that we're calling this a beta release.
However, personally I am more comfortable using this version than 1.9.0
because along with >512-sector-size support came improvements in
robustness, increased test coverage, and almost certainly some bug
fixes that are not itemized in NEWS.
For a summary of changes and contributors, see:
or run this command from a git-cloned parted directory:
git shortlog v1.9.0..v2.0
To summarize the gnulib-related changes, run these commands
From a git-cloned parted directory:
git checkout v1.9.0
git submodule summary v2.0
Here are the compressed sources:
Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:
[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact. First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:
gpg --verify parted-2.0.tar.gz.sig
If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys B9AB9A16
and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.
This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
* Noteworthy changes in release 2.0 (2009-10-06) [beta]
Parted now supports disks with sector size larger than 512 bytes.
Before this release, Parted could operate only on disks with a sector
size of 512 bytes. However, disk manufacturers are already making disks
with an exposed hardware sector size of 4096 bytes. Prior versions of
Parted cannot even read a partition table on such a device, not to
mention create or manipulate existing partition tables.
Due to internal design and time constraints, the following
less-common partition table types are currently disabled:
amiga, bsd, aix, pc98
"bsd" and "amiga" are mostly done, but had a few minor problems,
so may remain disabled until someone requests that they be revived.
** Bug fixes
big-endian systems can once again read GPT partition tables
[bug introduced in parted-1.9.0]
ped_partition_is_busy no longer calls libparted's exception handler,
since doing so caused trouble with anaconda/pyparted when operating on
Partitions in a GPT table are no longer assigned the "microsoft
reserved partition" type. Before this change, each partition would
be listed with a type of "msftres" by default.
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