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Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 15:25:31 -0200

Olaf Hering wrote:
> > Parted "hides" free space partitions (Apple_Free & friends), to keep the
> > interface consistent on all architectures.
> These partitions can contain valid data. The "Drive Setup" versions
> prior 1.73 can not create these AU/X names, the user has to choose
> "Unallocated" and the "Apple_Free" partition name is the result.

I see.  Well, this is a bug in Mac partition stuff, that we need
a work-around for.  Not a "bug in parted" ;-)

> Please don't ignore these partitions when the name is not "Extra".

Ethan/anyone: is this reasonable?  Are there any other names we should
check for?

> "Drive Setup" creates a small free space at the end of every partition
> table, no idea why (differs from 5 - 25 blocks). The name is always
> "Extra", the other partitons have the name "Untitled X" or the localized
> pendant of "untitled".

What is "Drive Setup"?  Are you sure these are "free space"?

> I can not use your tool when you ignore the reality ;)


Andrew Clausen

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