Subject: Re: More on Mac-side stuff
To: Dan Menchaca <Dan_Menchaca@quickmail.apple.com>
From: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/1995 18:12:26
> There is a formatting software that'll format DOS partitions in addition to
> Mac partitions on the same disk. I'm not sure that it'll boot DOS though,
> since Mac and DOS use different partitioning schemes. I could be feasable to
> format a DOS extended partition that DOS and have will recognize MacOS
> I think that going with AUX partitions would be smart. This technology works
> and is supported by a variety of SCSI formatters and drivers.
What does this have to do with anything? We are using the A/UX
partition labels. We are not using A/UX information within the
partitions. Maybe this would be a decent future expansion option,
I don't see a whole lot of use for it, myself.
I don't know how we got talking about the actual partitioning
software. We can't override Apple's paritition maps w/o making
ourselves incompatible with the MacOS. Not a good idea. I also
don't like *BSD/i386's (and just about every other i386/unix)
policy of making a seperate raw parition and repartitioning that.
I don't think that most "formatters and drivers" and partitioning
software for MacOS actually make a filesystem on the A/UX partitions.
They didn't used to, and if I were Apple, I probably wouldn't trust
'em to ;-)
Am I missing the point of this particular thread?
Allen Briggs - end killing - firstname.lastname@example.org ** MacBSD == NetBSD/mac68k **