Subject: Disk partioning.
To: None <>
From: Kevin Wilson 315-456-1404 <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 11/03/1994 09:36:20
I beleive this is the patch to the apple HD SC Setup that people have been
looking for.

  As I recall when I went through this my self it took a combination
of about 3 partioning progs. to understand what was happening.  From what
I thought I've read here this may well have been fixed, but at the 
time I partioned my disk the UNIX partions had to exist in the first eight
partions on the disk.  It took one of the tools (APS, Apple, or the one that
came w/ my drive) to show that there was a small boot/driver/partion_table (?)
at the start of the disk.  This partion seems to count but is not shown by most
of the formater/partioners I used.


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>From Tue Apr  5 03:22:55 1994
To: (Kevin Wilson 315-456-1404)
Subject: Re: Formatters 
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 94 03:19:22 -0400
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I sent this out before, but it didn't seem to get out...

  I know this is getting redundant but I've lost or discarded the info
  on where a "GOOD" Format/Partioning tool is on the net for the Mac.
  It looks like I may need it to fix my swap problem.

It's pretty easy to modify Apple's HD SC Setup disk formatter/
partitioner to work with arbitrary drives.  With ResEdit, open the
CODE resource named %A5Init, page down to the list of drives, and zero
out the second byte before the first letter (of "SEAGATE"...).

This may not be a "good" format/partitioning tool, but it works and is
fairly easy to use.