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.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
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.
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.
Release Notes: This release corrects an initialization error that was possible if the first partition of the first drive was not detected correctly.
No changes have been submitted for this release.