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Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions

From: Ethan Benson
Subject: Re: 1.4.4 doesnt recognize all pdisk partitions
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 03:21:04 -0900
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On Sun, Nov 05, 2000 at 10:10:44AM -0200, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> The idea was: "Extra" == free space, and anything else is a "data"
> partition.

that is absurd though, i don't think all partitioners use the name
Extra, but all of them will treat Apple_Free exactly the same, as free
space to be allocated to other partitions, not as data.  

> If it really is meant to be a free space partition, then you can just
> use
> 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
> Apple_UNIX_SVR4
> (???), Cancel stops the operation...)

well if you really want to, but i think Apple_Free should be treated
equally regardless of the name which is irrelevant.   if you do insist
on doing this i think the `partition table is broken do you want to
fix it' is a better approach to showing these partitions.  

Ethan Benson

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