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Re: partition types (again :)

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: partition types (again :)
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 17:40:15 +1100

Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> I understand your confusion, but I'm not.


> I'm talking about an IBM RS/6000,
> and the firmware uses partitions of type 0x41 on DOS partition maps to boot
> from.

Weird!  The firmware is broken then, since DOS partition tables
have a separate flag for "bootable".

> My previous claims about needing 0x41 still stand. :)
> ('set N boot on' works wonderfully on Macs with ybin; thanks!)

Anyway, looking at Andries' list at


it looks like this is a Windows 2000 thing.

Do you know any more about this?

Anyway, Parted can't manipulate the low-level partition type.
To manipulate this, we would need to add another flag, or
file system, or something.

Andrew Clausen

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