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Re: mac migration - parted question

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: mac migration - parted question
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 09:39:19 +1000

Ethan Benson wrote:
> MacOS requires about 8 or more `driver' partitions containing
> proprietary Apple disk driver code used only by MacOS (OSX does not
> use/require them AFAICT).  since parted obviously does not create
> these partitions much less installs proprietary code in them MacOS
> will simply pretend the disk does not exist and refuse to mount any
> HFS partitions on it.

Ooops, yeah.
> regardless of whether it has a msdos or empty mac partition table on
> it the MacOS partitioner drive setup should be willing to destroy all
> existing partition information and create new partitions with all the
> macos cruft.  i would recommend installing GNU/Linux instead though.

Ethan: do you have time to write about this stuff in the
Parted manual?  i.e. write more in section 5.3 ;-)

Andrew Clausen

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