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    Default GParted 0.17 Supports Online Resizing

    Phoronix: GParted 0.17 Supports Online Resizing

    GParted 0.17.0 was released today and its key feature is support for online resizing of file-systems along with other bug fixes and updates...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUzOTM

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    I find software RAID support to be a bigger deal - it kind of surprises me it took so long.

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    Software Raid mdadm is so common these days... gparted really needs to fully support mdadm raid !

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    To online resizing, I only have to say... Fucking finally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeekei View Post
    To online resizing, I only have to say... Fucking finally!
    Yeah. Now we just need people to realize that resizing is a professional RAID feature. One of those don't-try-this-at-home-kids things.

    "I resized a partition and now my PC/laptop won't boot" was one of the most common complaints I saw on Ubuntu Forums along with "WiFi doesn't work" and "I tried to set up dual boot and lost all my data".

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy_ View Post
    Yeah. Now we just need people to realize that resizing is a professional RAID feature. One of those don't-try-this-at-home-kids things.

    "I resized a partition and now my PC/laptop won't boot" was one of the most common complaints I saw on Ubuntu Forums along with "WiFi doesn't work" and "I tried to set up dual boot and lost all my data".
    Yeah, I dare not resize any partition with data in it. Back in the days when i used windows, i used to defrag and make sure nothing was at the end of the partition before i shrink it, but one does not do that with ext4, rite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletxt View Post
    Software Raid mdadm is so common these days... gparted really needs to fully support mdadm raid !
    Patches welcome!

    Creating some simple types of software RAID from inside GParted should be possible, changing an existing one might be rather difficult (unless you can be 100% sure to understand all options/variations...).

    BTW: if you can't program yourself, you can also help by describing how you think it should work (maybe make some mock-ups or such?) on the GParted forum.

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