[linux-lvm] Re: mac-fdisk and 0x8e partitions for LVM
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete Dutra
ldutra at prefeitura.sp.gov.br
Thu Jan 15 17:05:18 UTC 2004
Em Qui, 2004-01-15 às 12:59, Michael Schmitz escreveu:
> > Yes, it is a beige Apple Power Macintosh G3 which does need BootX.
> So you do indeed need to keep the original partition format. Without Apple
> partition support in LVM, you could always try a sick hack: Add a PC style
> partition table to the disk (they can, in fact, coexist, that's how dual
> PC/Mac zip media are done). Make sure the partition maps match exactly,
> and use the 0x8e partition type in the PC style table. AFAIR the kernel
> does first probe for PC style partition tables, so it should work both
Pointers to how to do this? Meaning, how to have both Mac and PC
tables without each stepping on the other's toes?
> This hack is not for the faint of heart, and I cannot stress enough that
> you need to have a backup of your partition maps (the first few sectors of
> the disk), as well as a method to restore the maps (booting from floppy,
> or some such, with another floppy holding the backup) before even
> considering such a hack. If the above doesn't make sense to you, please do
> not attempt to force it.
It does make sense, but not in the sense of actually knowing how to do
In other words, gimme references (URLs, HOWTOs etc) and I'll try.
Thanks for the help!
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete Dutra <ldutra at prefeitura.sp.gov.br>
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