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Re: [opensuse] Yast2 partitioner new features
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:42:11 +0100
  • Message-id: <hc6iq3$575$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sinisa wrote:

On 10/27/09 11:09, Per Jessen wrote:
Sinisa wrote:

Hello everyone,

is this the right place to suggest two little features for Yast2

1. an option to clone partition layout from one disk to other: I
often make little servers with 4, 6 or even 10 disks and Linux RAID,
so I need to repeat all the steps for all of the disks (of course, I
do not use the a whole disk for one md partition, but at least for
two, plus swap) and that consumes a lot of time and is
Until it is implemented, just swap out into a shell, and copy the mbr
from disk to disk with dd.


Actually, better way would be "sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdb",
it calls ioctl to re-read partition tables when done, but there is a
little problem: there is no option (in 11.1) to commit changes to disk
during patitioning, so I first run "fdisk" on first disk, then "sfdisk
..." for all the others, and then "Rescan disks" from partitioner.

And I am always looking for a way to make it easier for "average Joe"

Hi Siniša

you're right, sfdisk would be better. One comment - installing on a
system with that many disks is not really something "average Joe" does
a lot :-)


Per Jessen, Zürich (10.1°C)

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