Re: Imac revisited

Carlos Antonio Perez (
Sat, 22 May 1999 21:16:19 -0500 (CDT)

        Well, Im booting a performa 6360 into linux from a hfs extended
partition. BootX (as well as the vmlinux) reside on a hfs extended
partition. So far so well....


On Sat, 22 May 1999, harlan wrote:

> On 5/21/99, David Gadoury <> wrote:
> >...
> >does it make a difference if the partion is HFS or HFS+ ? if there is even
> >a HFS+ partion type. how can i tell which i have and how do i change
> >partion types without having to kill my MacOS partition and doing a
> >reintstall? I took a look at Disk Setup and it wasnt too intuitive. I
> >think i need the Mac version of FDisk ;).
> >...
> Yes, it must be HFS, NOT HFS Extended. GetInfo ( on MacOS ) will tell
> you the partition type. Sorry to tell you, I do not know of a
> "non-destructive" way to change partition types. All the methods which
> I know about erase the partition. NOTE: you should change the ENTIRE
> partition map to HFS... Not just the Linux partition. You're probably
> better off to back up your entire drive and re-partition the entire drive
> (using HFS partitions).
> ...Harlan

Carlos Antonio Perez Delgado
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