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Interesting comment from above linked article.

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 (petr.soucek@ryston.cz), 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.

<a href="http://linux.coconia.net/copyingXP.htm" title="coconia.net">http://linux.coconia.net/copyingXP.htm</a coconia.net>

So do you really think that Parted is deliberately crippled?

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