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Re: [trinity-users] Re: "Start Job" - switching to svsvinit-devuan - partitioning

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:51:59 -0700

On Saturday 17 March 2018 01:41:23 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Samstag, 17. März 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > [...]
> > I have discovered that some computers won't boot from USB sticks. And
> > yes, I am running i386, so 32 bit it is. However, I don't have UEFI,
> > because I built this thing out of parts.
> >
> > A friend of mine turned a laptop into a brick by trying to install a
> > Linux system on a machine that had UEFI enabled. This sounds like the
> > opposite problem: the iso image is made for UEFI machines, but I don't
> > want that (at least, not yet). Will that be a problem?
>
> UEFI is broken by design. Anyway, you can safely boot from the ISO, as it
> just has the additional partition for (U)EFI to boot. The ISO wil lstill
> boot on sane computers.
>
> Nik


What think you of Parted Magic? How does it compare to Slacko? 

I ask because I am not so familiar with Slackware (though I don't know if it 
matters much for this job of resizing a partition); but I do know Parted 
Magic, and have used it before now several times. 

https://partedmagic.com/

It also supports various file systems: 
ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, ntfs, and reiserfs
and has other useful features. 

Bill