[CentOS] OT: is parted reliable?

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Wed Oct 15 05:12:45 UTC 2008

Until CentOS 4.7, parted would create DOS partitions > 2Tb.

DOS partitions can not be > 2Tb. This could "...corrupt partition tables 
and ruin filesystem".

The latest version from CentOS 4.7 fixes this (and other) bugs.


Sergio Belkin wrote:
> Hi, I've read on LPI Linux Certification (Ed O'Reilly)  in a nutshell
> the following thing:
> "parted, unfortunately, has been known to corrupt partition tables and
> ruin filesystem."
> What do you think about it?
> Greets!

John Newbigin
ITS Senior Analyst / Programmer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

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