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  • KDE Partition Manager 4.0 Released After Modernization Improvements

    Phoronix: KDE Partition Manager 4.0 Released After Modernization Improvements

    The KDE Partition Manager is now much more capable and in better shape after going through a modernization process for shifting to use the newest/ideal libraries for handling disk partitioning. KDE Partition Manager 4.0 is the new release making use of these newer libraries...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...on-Manager-4.0

  • #2
    You rarely need a partition manager, but when you do, boy what a difference a good tool makes.

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    • #3
      Their last revision was buggy broke dick dogshit. Let's hope those idiots finally found their ass with both hands.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ThoreauHD View Post
        Their last revision was buggy broke dick dogshit. Let's hope those idiots finally found their ass with both hands.

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        • #5
          Being able to run it without root privileges is a big win for me. Sometimes I just need a clear overview of the drives and that extra password input request was often too much unnecessary effort

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ThoreauHD View Post
            Their last revision was buggy broke dick dogshit. Let's hope those idiots finally found their ass with both hands.
            The last revision was pretty buggy but it wasn't that bad...

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            • #7
              Bugs in partition manager are computer-equivalents of faulty detonators in hand grenades - never know if Mr. Grenade goes off in your hand, does not make a boom at all or it's somewhere in the middle..

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              • #8
                Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                The last revision was pretty buggy but it wasn't that bad...
                It always did everything I needed it to do and it never crashed. I never knew it was a buggy piece of crap until this thread.

                I used it to see an overview of my drives, to clear them out, and to size my partitions before running mkfs.XXX. Pretty cool having a command that formats a drive and fills it up with porn. Linux is great.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EarthMind View Post
                  Being able to run it without root privileges is a big win for me. Sometimes I just need a clear overview of the drives and that extra password input request was often too much unnecessary effort
                  You still need to enter password because scanning for drives still needs root permissions. E.g. in order to check whether we have LVM volume groups, we need to run lvm as root. So there is no way around that.


                  [email protected] ~ $ sudo lvm pvs
                  PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree
                  /dev/mapper/luks-ae7636fe-6aae-493d-99fe-d3d30b19cf21 lvm lvm2 a-- <894,25g 0
                  [email protected] ~ $ lvm pvs
                  WARNING: Running as a non-root user. Functionality may be unavailable.
                  /run/lvm/lvmetad.socket: access failed: Permission denied
                  WARNING: Failed to connect to lvmetad. Falling back to device scanning.
                  /run/lock/lvm/P_global:aux: open failed: Permission denied
                  Unable to obtain global lock.
                  .

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                  • #10
                    At least it doesn't run the UI as root and thus works on Wayland, unlike Gparted.

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