Re: grub: mounting ext2fs on GNU/Hurd partitions.
On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I found it somewhat irritating that grub refused to mount my Hurd
> > partition unless I set the partition type to Linux native. The following
> > patch will allow ext2 filesystems on GNU/Hurd partitions (type 0x63) as
> > well. Maybe the whole sanity check regarding partition types should be
> > dropped?
> We who wrote GNU/Hurd found it somewhat irritating that someone (we know
> not who) decided to pick a random partition type number and call it "GNU HURD".
> I'm sure it was done with the best of intentions, but what its
> purpose or meaning is remains a mystery (to me anyway) and seems to serve
> just to confuse well-meaning folks like yourself.
I see. Thanks for pointing this out. Confusing it is indeed. Duh!