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mac migration - parted question

From: Claus
Subject: mac migration - parted question
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 19:13:40 +0200
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this is the problem:
I've got a 2,5" HD with a msdos partition table and
want to give it my sister for her Apple PB5300.
The PB has OS8.1 installed and refuses to detect the
HD 'cause the HD's MBR contains DOS information.
I have no Mac or do know one to hijack.

As far as I know Macs accept and format HD's if there's
no information in the mbr, so there's one solution:
# dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/hdX bs=512 count=1

correct me if I'm wrong, please.

My question regarding parted is whether it's possible
to write an Apple partion map on the HD when it's not
in an Apple but a i86 notebook or desktop.

would an apple computer accept these HD (generated with
i86-parted on a duron with 'mklabel mac'):

GNU Parted's development is supported by Conectiva, www.conectiva.com

Verwende /dev/hdc
Warnung: The operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/hdc is
4200/16/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at
503.999M.  You should check that this matches the BIOS geometry
before using this program.
(parted) p
Disk geometry for /dev/hdc: 0.000-2067.187 megabytes
Disk label type: mac
Minor    Start       End     Filesystem  Name                  Flags
1          0.000      0.031              Apple                 
(parted) q



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