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Partition types

balanga

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#1
Is there anything in FreeBSD which will translate partition type !39 for me? It's a pain having to look it up on the internet.

When I run fdisk on Ubuntu, it tells me that it is a 'Hidden/NTFS/WinRE'. It would be nice if gpart could do the same.
 

aragats

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#2
It's better to use hex numbers: 139 = 0x27.
sysutils/gdisk does know it:
Code:
gdisk /dev/<dev_node>
....
Command (? for help): ?
....
l   list known partition types.
....
0700 Microsoft basic data  0c01 Microsoft reserved    [b]2700 Windows RE[/b]
3000 ONIE boot             3001 ONIE config           3900 Plan 9
4100 PowerPC PReP boot     4200 Windows LDM data      4201 Windows LDM metadata
4202 Windows Storage Spac  7501 IBM GPFS              7f00 ChromeOS kernel
....
 

balanga

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#3
It's better to use hex numbers: 139 = 0x27.
sysutils/gdisk does know it:
Code:
gdisk /dev/<dev_node>
....
Code:
root@Test:~# gpart show da0
=>        1  131071999  da0  MBR  (63G)
          1         31       - free -  (16K)
         32       2016    3  !224  (1.0M)
       2048       4096    4  !235  [active]  (2.0M)
       6144  131065856       - free -  (62G)

root@Test:~# gdisk /dev/da0s3
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.3

Partition table scan:
  MBR: not present
  BSD: not present
  APM: not present
  GPT: not present

Creating new GPT entries.

Command (? for help):
I have a 64GB MicroSD card and can't figure what's on it. Arch Linux shows the two partitions as e0 (unknown) and eb (Beos fs). I can't remember how these partitions got created and don't know how to access them to find out what's on them.[/code]
 

aragats

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#4
You should not run gdisk without -l switch (stands for list) unless you wish to change something. But even without -l it's okay to run if you don't write changes with w command. So at the point you stopped just type p to see the current layout with partitions types.
 

Maelstorm

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#5
I have a list of just about all the known MBR partition types. Here's what I have:

Code:
0E      Win95 DOS 16-bit FAT LBA
27      PQservice|Win RE Hidden|MirOS BSD
EB      BeOS File System
The partition numbers are in hex. 0x27 is used by several operating systems. Hmm... Did you run BeOS at any point?
 

balanga

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#6
I have a list of just about all the known MBR partition types. Here's what I have:

Code:
0E      Win95 DOS 16-bit FAT LBA
27      PQservice|Win RE Hidden|MirOS BSD
EB      BeOS File System
The partition numbers are in hex. 0x27 is used by several operating systems. Hmm... Did you run BeOS at any point?
No. Never been anywhere near BeOS.