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linHDD

linHDD is a frontend to several functions of basic Linux drive utilities: hdparm, cfdisk, df, and mkfs. It can be used to partition and format a drive as ext2, ext3, Reiserfs, JFS, or XFS (depending upon what your kernel supports). It can also add a second drive, display free space and extended drive information, and test read speed.

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  •  12 Aug 2007 07:06

    Release Notes: In addition to IDE drives, linHDD.py now supports use with SATA drives and USB sticks, formatting the latter to vfat (FAT32) if desired. A modified version of fdisk (abs_fdisk) is now used for finding drive information. This version runs as a normal user (not just root) but is not able to write any changes to the disk. It does not change your installed version of fdisk. Source modifications are included in the downloads if wanted, but the compiled abs_fdisk will likely work on most newer distributions.

    •  26 Mar 2007 02:40

      Release Notes: This release clears up a problem generated by incorrect parsing of df output if info spans multiple lines (simply called df -P, thereby formatting output into 6 columns.) It eliminates an error that manifested itself by not returning % free information.

      •  16 Sep 2005 23:28

        Release Notes: This release corrects an initialization error that was possible if the first partition of the first drive was not detected correctly.

        •  14 Sep 2005 22:45

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          15 Sep 2005 00:07 gvy

          EVMS? :)
          Just in case you decide to add e.g. LVM support there, look at EVMS before going more complicated. :-)

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