[hfs-user] Number of HFS/HFS+ partitions in a GPT

Pierre Duhem pierre at duhem.com
Mon Apr 10 07:28:34 PDT 2006


My question is not strictly about HFS/HFS+, but about the GPT (GUID
Partition Table), the new partition table used by Apple for MacIntel
computers. The table, in the MBR (Master Boot record), contains 4
entries. One of them should be the EFI Partition (about 200GB, with the
EE code). If there is a Windows FAT32 or NTFS partition (what the new
boot manager BootCamp does), one entry is busy (with the 07 code).

There remains also two. With normal tools, there should be only one
Macintosh partition (with the AF code). Do you think that my tool
should be coded defensively, that is foresee that some tool, some day,
will allow the user to have two different Macintosh partitions ?

Thanks in advance for your ideas.

Best Regards
Pierre Duhem
Logiciels & Services Duhem, Paris (France)
duhem at macdisk.com

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