cvs commit: src/sbin/gpt gpt.8 gpt.c show.c
sobomax at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 23 00:31:53 UTC 2006
Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> marcel 2006-06-22 22:22:32 UTC
> FreeBSD src repository
> Modified files:
> sbin/gpt gpt.8 gpt.c show.c
> Improve support for Intel based Macs:
> o Accept hfs as partition type.
> o Print Apple HFS partitions using a friendly name.
While we are on subject, I have a patch which makes geom_gpt friendly to
the disks partitioned using BootCamp. Basically, for compatibility with
non-GPT operating systems, BootCamp creates three records in the MBR:
one GPT protective, covering the whole unit, the second one for HFS and
the third one for non-Apple operating system. However, since geom_gpt
considers protective MBR to be invalid unless it's the only valid MBR
record, it doesn't attaches to such disk.
Do you have any objections to lifting such check? Otherwise, without
geom_gpt attached it is easy to destroy either GPT information or some
of the existing GPT partitions not mapped to the MBR when installing
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