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Re: Need for a unique Linux GPT GUID type code (PATCH included)

From: Brian C. Lane
Subject: Re: Need for a unique Linux GPT GUID type code (PATCH included)
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:43:53 -0700
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On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:38:10AM -0400, Rod Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently discovered that when Windows reads a GPT disk with
> Linux partitions on it, those partitions are given drive letters and
> show up as unformatted. This situation can happen with removable
> disks or when Linux and Windows dual-boot on a UEFI-based computer.
> Because UEFI is becoming more common, this situation is also
> becoming more common. This strikes me as a disaster waiting to
> happen; sooner or later, somebody is going to trash a Linux
> installation by opting to format a Linux partition in Windows.

This seems like a good idea. But I worry about tools and other OS's that
expect the current behavior. And as Jim pointed out we don't always
have a Linux filesystem on partitions we create.

Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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