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Re: [PATCH] To add FreeBSD GPT partitions

From: Arun Sharma
Subject: Re: [PATCH] To add FreeBSD GPT partitions
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:50:12 -0700
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On 6/16/2004 7:05 PM, Andrew Clausen wrote:

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 01:49:16PM -0700, Arun Sharma wrote:
The attached patch adds GPT GUIDs defined by FreeBSD to GNU parted. This allows the use of GNU parted to create Linux as well as FreeBSD partitions on a dual boot EFI GPT based platform.


The filesystem probe routines are dummy and should not be used. The main intent is to be able to create the GUID partitions but not necessarily create the filesystem or probe it correctly.

Can we make them work properly?

I was not aware of a mkfs.ufs for Linux. But someone seems to have ported them 
to Linux recently:


But there seems to be a larger problem with immature kernel support for UFS (I 
haven't tested this myself). I also think that there are very few users that 
use UFS for read/write on Linux.

The main usefulness is: with this patch, GNU parted would be the first tool to 
allow creation of Linux, Windows and BSD partitions on a GPT based system.


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