[linux-lvm] Re: mac-fdisk and 0x8e partitions for LVM

Patrick Caulfield pcaulfie at redhat.com
Thu Jan 15 11:14:01 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 02:00:12PM +0100, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > 	mac-fdisk won't allow me to create a 0x8e partition, thus precluding
> > LVM usage... any solutions in view?  Would pmac-fdisk or parted do the
> > job?
> There's no such thing as a numerical partition type in Apple partition
> maps. cfdisk or parted could be used to create a different partition table
> (precluding use of MacOS). Or LVM could be made Apple partition format
> aware (using either a new partition type or partition name for detection;
> I'd prefer the partition name (like, "LVM 1" etc. as that can easily be
> added with mac-fdisk. (Creating other partition types is only marginally
> more difficult, simply us 'C' instead of 'c' to create the partition).
> To reiterate: I don't see any solution without making LVM accept Apple
> partition maps in the first place. Which part of LVM checks the partition
> type? Can you show me some sample code?


#define __alpha__

at the top of tools/lib/pv_get_size.c and it will skip
the partition type check.


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