Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 22, 2006 12:33 PM
However, if you used the NTFS filesystem for your XP install, then things are somewhat more difficult. Thankfully, due to information provided by Petr Soucek (firstname.lastname@example.org), not too much more difficult.
The main problem, is that parted refuses to deal with the situation, claiming:
No Implementation: Support for opening ntfs file systems is not implemented yet.
Of course, this is a totally bogus claim, as a partition editor like parted works "outside the filesystem". When parted copies a partition it copies the filesystem as well as the files, so it neither needs to read from, nor write to, any filesystem.