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Re: [Sisuite-devel] PPC PReP Boot partition?

From: Brian Finley
Subject: Re: [Sisuite-devel] PPC PReP Boot partition?
Date: 08 Sep 2002 22:50:13 -0500


What is the filesystem type used on this partition?  Is it a standard

Unfortunately, the version of parted that we are currently using doesn't
allow you to specify arbitrary partition types, and the current list of
supported types does not include 41, as you have discovered.

My guess is that unless a newer version of parted is available, that
includes support for arbitrary partition types (I believe this was being
considered), we will need to set this partition type outside of parted.

This means that until parted adds this support, we may need to include
sfdisk in the boel_binaries_tarball in PPC builds just for setting this
partition type.

Here's what the usage should look like:

        sfdisk --change-id /dev/sda 1      41


        sfdisk --change-id $disk    $minor 41


On Thu, 2002-09-05 at 16:49, Sean Dague wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been trying all day to figure out how to create a 'PPC PReP Boot'
> partition with parted on powerpc machines (sfdisk records this as a type 41
> partition).  Can someone give me any pointers as to where I would find the
> answer?  The best I can get out of google is a thread discussing it about 2
> years ago on this list, which doesn't seem to resolve anything.
> Thanks in advance,
>       -Sean
> -- 
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