Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Konrad Schroder <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: source-changes
Date: 01/19/2000 15:31:51
On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Konrad Schroder wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > One issue is that MacOS partitions do not at present retain FS flags, so
> > there's no way to keep it marked "4.4LFS" for instance. :-)
> Gah...does that mean that there is a MacOS<->NetBSD partition type
> conversion table, so that partitions labeled e.g. "swap" get preserved?
> (A work-around comes to mind, but it would be really cool if there were
> *some* way to preserve this data....)

We support a subset of the NetBSD partition types:


where the type is recorded in the HFS partition info. "unknown" is used
for MacOS drivers, etc.

We're thinking about using unused fields to record more info, like
supporting all other partition types.

Take care,