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Re: GPT name overflow

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: GPT name overflow
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 19:00:36 +1100
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On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 01:05:59PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> I've been looking at this, and having flags just doesn't cut it for
> representing all of the possible partition types.

Agreed, they are a work-around for a deeper problem.

> For example, LVM, RAID, swap, compaq-diag, dell-diag, msapm-suspend (0x84),
> pheonix-suspend (0xa0), and dell-suspend (0xa1), etc. are all partition
> types*.

Right, except the swap case (it's akin to the "root" flag in most

However, parted has no way of representing anything other
than file systems (via PedFileSystem).  It should.  *That* is what
should be fixed, IMHO.  However, I don't really have any ideas yet
on how to do this Right.


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