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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 (, 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.

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So do you really think that Parted is deliberately crippled?


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