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Re: [MiNT] partition editor

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Peter Slegg <p.slegg@scubadivers.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:08:26 , Bernd Mueller <ragnar76@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Am 12.07.2012 19:43, schrieb Peter Slegg:
>> > Has anyone ever looked at porting a partition editor like parted ?
>> On Linux, there is "atari-fdisk" which can handle tos and gem
>> partitions. not sure if it work in mint but if so, someone could write a
>> nice gui for it to get something similar to parted.
>> bye
>> Bernd
> I found this
> http://info-coach.fr/atari/documents/mydoc/Atari%20HD%20File%20Sytem%20Reference%20Guide%201.1a.pdf
> It would be quite helpful if there was a tool that allowed adjacent partitions to
> be merged, even if they had to be initialised afterwards.
> You could backup and restore.
> Regards,
> Peter
you can manually join them, as long as you know where to look, the add
to entries together (hex) and replace 1st prtition entry with total

to keep data is a bit more of an issue, as u need to append 2nd
partition File Allocation Table on first partitions one, and adjust
File Allocation Table length in partition header info (not partition

then to access the files an folder, manually add dir entry that is
subdir, and point to 2nd partition root dir

I believe the better alternative is to image the partitons and make
new partition from the 2, then copy files back. this can be done on
linux with appropriate tool, mounts hd/part image or dev with byte

sry cant remember name of tool, but there is one, I used it round
Christmas, lost drive with tool + src since then..

U can also use ARAnyM to get the files off before u re-partition it

if you are not concerned with data, then the atari-fdisk should be
able to do it, delete the 2 partitions then create 1 partition..