It would be really beneficial to be able to grow a BFS partition. I’m aware of earlier work:
Still there’s noting yet that I’m aware of.
I like to update my guide for installing to a partition using dd directly but this is going nowhere. After
dd-ing to a 20 GB partition, I’m stuck with a 600 MB or so filesystem with not enough space to even update the damn thing. More than 19 GB going to waste. Yeah I could use even another partition but I’m running out of MBR partitions and even then why would I do that? (Could also use QEMU.)
I gave up
dd-ing, tried using the graphical Installer but got some weird data error. Using
dd again from inside the Live USB worked, but or course resulted predictably in a 600 MB filesystem.
Too bad it’s not just one hex value in the superblock or something (or is it?); if it could be done offline that would work also for me.
The code from 2012 was nearly merged. This ten year old problem needs some love from a Haiku dev. I’m aware that whining and not contributing code myself is not helping much, I know. I just would love it to circumvent installer issues and be able to easily
dd an image to some random partition. It would make testing and installing that much easier. It just needs updating the guide (I need to fix an anyboot to raw issue) and … filesystem resizing.