Topic: [SOLVED] Need Help Testing /dev/mapper dmraid Support
Anyone with an ATA-RAID (motherboard based raid) interested in helping out with GParted testing?
Testing is only advised on a non-production system when you have a backup of your data. :-)
Initial support for /dev/mapper dmraid devices has been added to GParted and committed to the gnome SVN repository.
A tarball is available at:
Testing to date has been on an Intel software RAID.
FAT16 and FAT32 file systems show an exclamation mark in the display.
This is because GParted uses dosfsck to determine the number of used
sectors. Unfortunately, dosfsck does not appear to work with
/dev/mapper devices. :-(
*** EDIT: - The above problem with FAT16/32 appears to be fixed with dosfstools v3.0+ ***
It would be great if you could test and report back on the following:
1) Does gparted recognize your /dev/mapper/... RAID drive?
NOTE: That individual /dev/sd[a|b|c|d] will still be shown as well.
2) Can you create, resize, and delete a partition?
3) Can you move, and copy a partition?
You might want to try a small partition so it doesn't take too long.
4) Does gparted properly recognize mounted partitions?
5) If you have a dmraid device that you can afford to wipe clean,
can you create a new partition table?