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Re: patches for dvhtool

To: Guido Guenther <guido.guenther@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: patches for dvhtool
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 23:40:54 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001020091858.A32040@bilbo.physik.uni-konstanz.de>; from guido.guenther@gmx.net on Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 09:18:58AM +0200
References: <20001015021522.B3106@bilbo.physik.uni-konstanz.de> <20001019222501.A20568@bacchus.dhis.org> <20001020091858.A32040@bilbo.physik.uni-konstanz.de>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 09:18:58AM +0200, Guido Guenther wrote:

> > I've applied your patches with exception of the debug junk and the
> > partition ID stuff - the values for the prtition ids exceed the maximum
> > value and we don't have assigned partition ids anyway.
> Fdisk created the linux partitions with 0x83 which is the same as on
> i386. Any reasons why we can't use them?

The permitted number space for partition types is only 0 - 15.  Don't ask
me why - it's not important anywyay imho and so there is no reason to
use the same partition ids as for PC-style partitions.

  Ralf

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