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    Default GParted - filesystems unavailable

    I have problem with GParted - it shows almost every filesystem as grayed out (unsupported/unavailable), even though I have userland utilities installed.
    In fact, some of them are installed along with GParted.

    Gnome Disk Tool works OK.

    Does anybody have the same issue?

    I'm running EXT4 root and BTRFS for everything else, so kernel modules for those filesystems must be loaded...
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    Default Re: GParted - filesystems unavailable

    On 08/29/2011 11:06 AM, sobrus wrote:
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    > I'm running EXT4 root and BTRFS for everything else


    you do realize, don't you (?), that BTRFS is still an experimental file
    system....that is, not yet ready for prime time (and certainly not ready
    for _my_ production system)..

    so, i'm not even sure if GParted pretends to be supporting it,
    yet....wait, i just looked at
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/features.php and see that SOME of the
    things GParted can do with ext3/4 can be done with the *latest* GParted,
    *if* it has the addition of btrfs-tools available.........are you using
    the latest with that addition? if not, try it...

    but, imho unless you are working on your sandbox you need to thoughtful
    consider how important your data is to you.....and plan your backup
    regime carefully..

    personally, ext4 is about as "out-there" as i want my important data to
    be just now...ymmv

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    Default Re: GParted - filesystems unavailable

    Yes, I do realize, and I wouldn't use it without Tumbleweed (newest kernel).
    And of course without backups

    Although it's pretty stable and as far as I know fsck will be available soon (hopefully before I encounter any errors ).
    There probably will be an option to install 12.1 with btrfs root (GRUB2 supports it).

    The reason is simple - it's MUCH faster than EXT4 (even with barrier=0 and writeback) on my machine.
    Something I wouldn't expect according to Phoronix tests, where EXT4 is usually faster.
    ~20-30% when multiplexing large multimedia steams, more than twice as fast when copying small files.

    But GParted doesn't support almost ANY filesystem. Even EXT4. So something is wrong.
    I will try to install it one more time and post screenshot.

    btw I don't need GParted (Gnome Disk Utility does good job), but maybe it's a bug.
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    Default Re: GParted - filesystems unavailable

    This is how it looks and works:
    of course I've got e2fs tools v1.41.14-5.1 and btrfsprogs v0.19-17.18.1 installed too


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