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From: Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop@ntlworld.com>
To: Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@bayour.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
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: <87y7o2hsmm.fsf@pumba.bayour.com>

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 11:09:21AM +0100, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> Quoting Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop@ntlworld.com>:
> 
> >  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

/dev/hda
        #                    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
corrupt.

ĸen
-- 
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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