Subject: Re: More on Mac-side stuff
To: Peter Brewer <>
From: Richard Wackerbarth <>
List: macbsd-development
Date: 01/19/1995 16:27:04
>>1) Partition the HD with some existing software. Apple does not follow the
>It should all be done from a floppy.

As far as I know, most partitioning software prefers (or requires) that it
be run from a device other than the one being partitioned.

My point here is that the partition format of Apple HD's is NOT compatible
with that of MSDOS or Unix. I therefore feel that we should not even
attempt to supply this product. There are a number of very good disk
formatters that are available. Let's direct the user to one of them so that
they do not mess up their ability to run the MacOS.

IMHO, this is a pre-installation consideration.