Re: 2.6.12-rc3 fails to read partition table

From: Bodo Eggert <>
Date: Sun Apr 24 2005 - 23:30:21 EST

Hubert Tonneau <hubert.tonneau@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hubert Tonneau wrote:

>> 2.6.11 and work fine.
>> 2.6.12-rc1 2.6.12-rc2 and 2.6.12-rc3 fail to read partiton table on my
>> laptop, also 2.6.12-rc3 works fine on another box also running FullPliant.
> I tracked down the trouble to the following patch.
> Partitions with type 0 are now ignored, and my hda1 single partition has been
> unwisely set so.
> The question might be: is it a good idea to introduce that extra constrain
> in the middle of a stable serie ?

It is needed to work around other problems. Partition type 0 is usurally
considered to be empty, and some systems depend on that behaviour.
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