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Re: Proof of concept, early work in progress code for partition/filesystem resizing



Jeremy Katz wrote:
On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 10:38 -0500, David Cantrell wrote:
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 09:47:46 -0500 Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:

A question I just thought of is whether or not we want to support resizing via kickstart installs.  My guess is no because resizing is something that really needs to be more interactive than not, but maybe I'm wrong.

I think we should come up with a policy on this earlier rather than later.

Oh yeah, I was thinking about this yesterday on the way home.  I think
that the right answer for resizing is "use %pre".  Maybe when we come up
with a better "language" to describe partitioning, we can integrate
resizing. I mean, I guess we could go for
  part / --size 2500 --resize --onpart sda1
without a clearpart and get to "working".  But I don't think it's as
clear and I'd rather not muddy those waters

If I have a bunch of Windows boxes I want to convert to dual-boot, I would value the ability to do it with ks, and I would _not_ want to do it in %pre. Apart from anything else, it's not something I expect anaconda would store in the ks it generates from a manual install.

If that _is_ the way you choose to do it, then you need to have the ntfs toolset available at that time.


btw can you install to free space in this, if it's an 80 Gbyte (or greater) disk?
hda1  NTFS      20 Gbytes
hda2  EXT3      10 Gbytes
hda3  0x05      20 Gbytes, fully allocated
hda4  0x00

That's about the setup I tried to install RHEL5 beta and FC6 beta on, and couldn't.


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