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
> - fdisk describes the same part as a HFS
> - fdisk describes my NewWorld boot part as 'NewWorld bootblock'
> - gparted describes the same NewWorld bootblock part as a HFS (*not*
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.