[lfs-dev] gptfdisk

Randy McMurchy lfs.user at mcmurchy.com
Sun Dec 30 09:37:56 PST 2012

On 12/30/2012 3:00 AM, Matt Burgess wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-12-29 at 21:40 -0800, Nathan Coulson wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I would like to propose adding gptfdisk to LFS.
>> I do prefer it for it's simplicity over parted, but I think BLFS would
>> be good enough for that tool.  As nice as it is,  we don't use fdisk
>> or gdisk in LFS.  (And in BLFS, we have the choice of parted or gdisk)
> I agree.  We use the host's tools to create the partition layout for
> LFS, so they can continue to be used should things need altering before
> hitting BLFS.  It looks like a useful addition to BLFS though.  Maybe an
> additional sentence or two in the note in
> chapter02/creatingpartition.xml could point the reader in the right
> direction for GPT and EFI partitioning schemes and related software?

FWIW, I also agree with Nathan and Matt. I also think that with so many
disk partitioning software choices available that LFS should not choose
*one* to put in the book. To me it takes away from the "Your distro,
your rules" motto.


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