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Re: EFS volume descriptors

To: Dave Olson <olson@anchor.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: EFS volume descriptors
From: Mike Shaver <shaver@netscape.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 17:29:36 -0500
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Organization: Just Another Snake Cult
References: <199901032222.OAA25109@anchor.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Dave Olson wrote:
> Look at block 0 on the disk ("absolute" block 0), and use the magic
> number to see if it's an sgi volume.  If it is, for each partition
> other than 8 and 10, check to see if block 1 is an EFS superblock.
> That's the only possible way.  For almost all (but not all!) efs
> CD's, there will only be partition 7,8,10, so you can just check
> partition 7, if you want to be lazy.

Excellent!  Thanks.

Mike

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