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Re: Parted 1.6.22

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: Parted 1.6.22
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 17:25:21 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 11:03:18AM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> 2005-03-07  Chris Lumens  <address@hidden>
> * libparted/disk_mac.c: support LVM on PPC by setting the proper flags on the
>   partition (patch from Paul Nasrat <address@hidden>).

For information, i disagree with this fix.

It set the partition name to lvm, while apple has the concept of partition
type. It was decided to use the partition types Linux_LVM and Linux_RAID for
these two issues, and not the partition name, which users may which to set to
their own values, or otherwise use.

The Linux_LVM and Linux_RAID where tested on various mac os implementation,
and they don't cause any special kind of problems there.

This is also in accordance with the x86 code, which uses a partition type for
this kind of thing, and not a flag (like boot or hidden). Using a name for it
is counter-intuitive, and does not respect the user's right to modify the
partition names themselves.


Sven Luther

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