On 6/26/08 4:26 AM, "Finlay Dobbie" <email@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 9:53 PM, Timothy Standing <email@hidden> wrote:
>> Matt -
>> On Jun 25, 2008, at 8:20 AM, email@hidden wrote:
>>>> The resized partition map is not saved to disk until shutdown. It means
>>>> if you resize a volume, then crash, your old partition map will still be
>>>> in effect. Obviously, resizing is very dangerous to do on live systems.
>>> That's insane! Has this been reported as a bug? Did Apple acknowledge that
>>> it's a bug?
>> I agree that it's insane. Unfortunately, Apple thinks of it as a "feature",
>> so yes, they know about it. It is working the way it was designed to. My
>> guess is that it was added to make it easier for users to set up Boot Camp.
> It seems to me that a better option would be to do repartitionings in
> a similar environment to how installations are conducted on OS X - set
> them up, then initiate a restart; once all services except bare
> minimum have been halted perform the operation, then fully restart the
> Wouldn't that make more sense?
Tim's guess seems reasonable to me: that Apple made an unwise decision in
order to provide as simple an experience as possible for Boot Camp setup.
What makes sense to me is to simply not allow partition editing on disks
with mounted volumes.
BTW, Mark, when you said "the resized partition map is not saved to disk
until shutdown" did you literally mean shutdown only? Does a restart
qualify? How about if you resize partitions on an external disk and eject
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