[GPARTED] NTFS - successful repartition - No it's not

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[GPARTED] NTFS - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby KazzaMozz » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:45 pm

Hi
Now this is a weird one. I have used GParted for a long time and never had this issue before.
Okay so I have 1 600GB and 32GB USB drives. Both were NTFS formatted on windblows.
I want to use them as EXT3.
Delete the partitions successful
Format as EXT 3 Successful.
Rescan drives yep showing EXT 3 alls good.
Exit from GParted
Load her back up and sure enough there are the NTFS partitions in all their glory again.
The strangest thing is GParted reports no errors just it has been succesful. (go figure?????)
This happened the other day with the 32GB SD card but I thought it was just a faulty card (cheapie) it seems not.
Just checked in under Windblows and it states it's now unallocated.
I'll reformat in windblows and fire up mint to see if Gparted can reformat as a EXT3 successfully or does the same thing there.

Somethings quirky there. Ideas anyone ? :(

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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby jbv » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:27 am

Yeah, it's probably the USB auto-mount stuff.

Sometimes, I get similar stuff when queuing a few things in Gparted on the USB sticks. - Darn, sorry.

Need to find a way to stop the D-bus messages forcing an auto-remount, but only when we want to and then need to restart it when we're done.

Put it on my "to do list", it can "join the queue"
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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby KazzaMozz » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:42 am

Oh okay so even if I do the unmount within Gparted and it appears to have been successful
it's telling me whoppers. :shock:
makes sense. Okay so no biggy I'll just use another puter.
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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby jbv » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:07 am

KazzaMozz wrote:Oh okay so even if I do the unmount within Gparted and it appears to have been successful
it's telling me whoppers. :shock:
makes sense. Okay so no biggy I'll just use another puter.


Well, it is and it isn't telling you whoppers - Gparted that is. It probably has unmounted it. Unfortunately what Gparted doesn't know is that D-bus has seen the unmount and shot a message though the bus which I think is causing it to be mounted again auto-magically, so Gparted doesn't notice it and 'finks it has been unmounted.

I really need to check this, 'coz I "think" that is what's happening.

If you don't mind, partition your USB in another 'puter for a while. I would really prefer to look at this as part of my whole NAS drive assignment / mapping thing.
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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby SBP » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:17 am

Hi for me it seems to work OK.

I had a FAT formatted USB, which I formatted into ext3 in Gparted (on my FoxyRoxy computer). It did its job fine and the USB-stick is now ext3 (just checked). Using it for LMS data a suggested by jvb.

I dont know if there is a difference between FAT and NTFS_
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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby jbv » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:26 am

I think having a NTFS partition could be part of the "issue".

I know I have successfully created a stick with a FAT32 front partition and an EXT3 rear partition - using Gparted.

Perhaps if someone else can spend a little time and clarify what does and doesn't work in this regard.
First thing would be to see if you can just create a normal FAT32 partition, then say a EXT2/3 partition, then try NTFS
After that, see if you have issues creating sticks with 2 partitions
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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby SBP » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:53 am

Well

I just tried both.
Made a NTFS USB stick in windows, used Gparted on Foxyroxy like this.
1. Unmount the stick within Gparted
2. delete the partition
3 make a new choose ext3
4 press apply

Result; Everything is fine, and I get the same result using a FAT formatted USB-stick
I used a Kingston_DT_101_G2 16 GB stick
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Re: [GPARTED] NTSC - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby KazzaMozz » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:30 am

Hi Brenton
If you don't mind, partition your USB in another 'puter for a while. I would really prefer to look at this as part of my whole NAS drive assignment / mapping thing.

Yeah no worries. This is a 600GB USB which was originally partitioned in Saluki puppy and maybe that's the issue..............she was having a few issues with this too. Unmounting mounting etc.
No worries I can wait :) have plenty of other puters to do this on :lol:
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Re: [GPARTED] NTFS - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby jbv » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:24 am

Curious, have we decided is this is a Debain/NTFS thing on not?

All indications point towards something with NTFS-3G (and perhaps even a Debiab/NFTS) thing and not something that is FoxyRoxy specific.
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Re: [GPARTED] NTFS - successful repartition - No it's not

Postby KazzaMozz » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:45 pm

Hey Brenton
yep think it is a Foxy thing, have re-done various drives on Windows and Puppy. It has only happened on Foxy.
I think your original thoughts re the unmount were corrent. I will have to recheck this particular drive to see if I can replicate it again.
It could be it was a dud drive. I'm was having issues with it previously.
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