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Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions

From: Olaf Hering
Subject: Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 18:26:58 +0100
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On Sat, Nov 04, Andrew Clausen wrote:

> 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" ;-)

You don't have to create these partition types, but you should display
them. Maybe one wants to create 2 partitions of one existing partition.

I did not try what parted would do in this case, but I guess such
partitions would disapear on write.

> > 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?

I noticed only "Extra" as name for the last partition
> > "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"?

Drive Setup is the partition tool for MacOS. You can not remove or add
single partitions, only update the whole disk (with loosing everything).

pdisk can remove partitions and it creates "Apple_Free" partition names
and the name is "Extra". I just tried that (removed the swap partition).
> > I can not use your tool when you ignore the reality ;)
> huh?

You have to parse it that way:

"Thanks for the work" :)

Gruss Olaf

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