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RE: GPT name overflow

From: Matt_Domsch
Subject: RE: GPT name overflow
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:21:42 -0600

> it doesn't seem like it's going to have general utility...
> (WTF is a diagnostic partition?  does anyone other than
> compaq have one?)
> So, I'd lean towards compaq-diag.

Yes, Dell does too, type 0xDE.  It's generally 30-50MB, got a FAT16 file
system on it, and you get to it by pressing <F10> or something during POST.
We stick customer-runnable diagnostic software on there to help figure out
what hardware component broke. :-)


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions www.dell.com/linux
#1 US Linux Server provider with 24.5% (IDC Dec 2001)
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