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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: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 10:10:44 -0200

Ethan Benson wrote:
> > > There is no easy way to see if it a valid partition, you could mount it
> > > or check for swap space, but ...
> >
> > Well, isn't checking the partition name an "easy way"?
> if you start treating `Apple_Free Extra' partitions as special you
> will suddenly be unable to do anything with disks partitioned with
> Drive setup as it names ALL its Apple_Free partitions `Extra'.  the
> name is totally irrelevant, you can call it
> `Useless_Crap_please_reallocate' if you want, nothing will care.

The idea was: "Extra" == free space, and anything else is a "data"
If it really is meant to be a free space partition, then you can just
Parted's "rm" command.  If this isn't destructive enough for you, we can
add a warning:

        "Partition %d is \"Apple_Free\", which indicates that it represents "
        "free space.  Such free space partitions are usually called \"Extra\","
        "however, this one is called \"%s\".  If this partition really is "
        "a free space partition, then select Fix.  Otherwise select Ignore."
        Fix Ignore Cancel ?

(Fix changes the name to "Extra", Ignore changes the type to
(???), Cancel stops the operation...)

Andrew Clausen

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