Re: grub: mounting ext2fs on GNU/Hurd partitions.
On Mon, Jul 12, 1999 at 08:25:13AM +0900, OKUJI Yoshinori wrote:
> > Stupid idea: why not invent some cryptic name for that "not yet existing"
> > file system type?
> That's a nice idea. However, one problem is that there is no central
> information or standard about partition types. Surprisingly, even the
> structure of the partition table is not well-defined. The de facto
> standard is determined just according to the ancient operating system
> DOS and some existing FDISK programs. Thus, it is not easy to reserve
> a partition type for a non-existing filesystem.
That's true, but then - the most important point in that case is only fdisk
in Linux and other free fdisk clones since about everybody using Hurd, will
use one of these. Right now, Linux fdisk shows "GNU Hurd" for ID 63 and
that's where people get that wrong idea that might be useful for anything...
Correcting it here should solve 99% of the problem.
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