Topic: [SOLVED]Need Help Testing "Align to MiB", and sector sizes > 512 bytes
EDIT: GParted 0.6.0 was released on June 18, 2010.
Would you like to help us build a better, more robust GParted?
We could use help testing partition operations:
on disk devices with sector sizes > 512 bytes.
on any disk device using the new default "Align to MiB" alignment.
Testing is advised on a non-production system when you have a backup of your data. :-)
Initial support for devices with sector sizes > 512 bytes and partition alignment to the nearest Mebibyte (1,048,576 bytes) has been added to GParted and committed to the gnome git repository.
A tarball is available at:
gparted-0.6.0-beta1.tar.bz2 - No longer available.
EDIT 2010-06-11: Updated tarball available for download
EDIT 2010-06-16: Thanks to Francois Dupoux, gparted-0.6.0-beta2 has been included on the System Rescue CD beta version. You can download this Live CD at the following link:
Testing to date has been performed on disk devices with 512 byte sector sizes. Testing with larger sector sizes has been performed using the SCSI_DEBUG device driver.
libparted version 2.2 or higher is required for sector sizes larger than 512 bytes.
hfs/hfs+: used/unused space not detected when sector size > 512 bytes
hfs/hfs+: shrink file system not available when sector size > 512 bytes
Any testing is appreciated. If you are not sure what to test, you could try one or more of the following suggestions.
1) Does gparted recognize your disk device with > 512 byte sector size?
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) Do partition operations work with the file systems you normally use?
5) If you have a disk device that you can afford to wipe clean,
can you create a new partition table?