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Re: mounting a HFS drive on a Linux machine clobbers it?

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 12:55:20PM -0700, Kim Cascone wrote:
> something interesting to note:
> ==================
> - gparted (gnome partition editor) describes my 9G OS X partition as 
> HFS+
> - fdisk describes the same part as a HFS
> also:
> - fdisk describes my NewWorld boot part as 'NewWorld bootblock'
> - gparted describes the same NewWorld bootblock part as a HFS (*not* 
> HFS+)
> ???

The partition map doesn't have separate types for HFS and HFS+. To tell
the difference, you need to actually look at the volume header inside
the partition. The NewWorld bootblock partition does actually have an
HFS filesystem on it, but it uses a special partition type. My guess
is that one of them is looking at the filesystem, while the other is
only looking at the type field in the partition map.

	Brad Boyer

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