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From: Ken Moffat <>
To: Turbo Fredriksson <>
Subject: Re: Weird harddisk behaviour
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:18:38 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070118001838.GA340@deepthought> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 11:09:21AM +0100, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> Quoting Ken Moffat <>:
> >  Certainly, fdisk from util-linux doesn't know about mac disks, and
> > I thought the same was true for cfdisk and sfdisk.  Many years ago
> > there was mac-fdisk, I think also known as pdisk, but nowadays the
> > common tool for partitioning mac disks is probably parted.
> Yes. See now that 'fdisk' is a softlink to 'mac-fdisk'...

 Sorry for not replying earlier, cutting the Cc: list on lkml is not
always conducive to quick replies.

 So, you were using a valid tool, but what you put in your original
mail shows garbage - something like apple_partition_ma[mamama...
followed later by some garbage which could admittedly have been UTF-8
getting trashed in the mail.  I'm on my ibook at the moment, which
has an old debian mac-fdisk on another partition.  If I chroot to
that and look at the disk I see things like

        #                    type name                 length   base     ( size )  system
/dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                    63 @ 1        ( 31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/hda2         Apple_Bootstrap untitled               1954 @ 64       (977.0k)  NewWorld bootblock

 and so forth.  Notice that everything there is in legible ascii and
can be read with sensible values.  If what you actually see is
similar, then it's just a problem in the mail.  But if it isn't,
somehow the data on the disk (or the data being read from it) is

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-18  0:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-16 13:27 Turbo Fredriksson
2007-01-16 14:19 ` Ken Moffat
2007-01-17 10:09   ` Turbo Fredriksson
2007-01-17 11:45     ` Erik Mouw
2007-01-18  0:18     ` Ken Moffat [this message]
2007-01-20 19:58       ` Turbo Fredriksson

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