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Re: [opensuse] Curious about Yast2 Partitioner
-----Original Message-----
From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Curious about Yast2 Partitioner
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:32:26 +0100

Hans Witvliet wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Curious about Yast2 Partitioner
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:15:33 +0100

Per Jessen wrote:

Marc Chamberlin wrote:

[snip about gparted]

So my question is this - Why, when there is a tool that is so much
more capable, open sourced and freely available, is Yast2 sticking
to using such a brain dead partitioning tool?

Actually, yast uses parted too. Gparted is just the user interface.
Gparted presumably does not have a text-mode which YaST requires.


Um, that wasn't really very clear.

Gparted and YaST both use parted under the covers. Gparted adds a
graphical user interface, YaST adds a graphical _and_ a text-mode
interface.
-----Original Message-----

So, as both yast and gparted are using parted underneath, it seems
just that some options are missing in the yast-gui.

Yes, I guess that is possible. Personally I haven't missed any, but I
don't use the yast-gui much.

Just like yast insist that a drive should be partitioned, while
sometimes putting a filesystem on a unpartioned drive is good enough..

Funny, I ran into that just yesterday when I tried to use a whole drive
for swap.

-----Original Message-----
My use-case is with virtual systems: I give my xen-machines four disks:
boot, swap, system and data/home.
When i want to enlarge a "disk", i just have to resize it on the dom0.
On the client it is enough the resize the filesystem __IF__ i can use the raw
disk.
If i let yast to create a single partition, i have to start-stop the virtual
client
to re-read the partition table before i can resize the FS.

Hence i create machines without /srv, and add it later on.


Hans

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