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Clear the msftres 'flag' set by GNU parted UNIX
If you have the problem that OS X doesn't recognize your FAT/NTFS partition because GNU parted changed the partition type to "Microsoft Reserved," this might help.

In GNU parted, it looks like 'msftres' was a flag, but this is not the case. It refers to the partition type 'Microsoft Reserved,' which can be used for NTFS and FAT. The partition type 'Basic data' can also be used for these file systems, which is then recognized by OS X.

Fortunately Linux also uses 'Basic data' for its main partitions, so the solution is to change the file system type to ext2 using GNU parted.
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Clear the msftres 'flag' set by GNU parted
Authored by: wm on May 28, '09 12:35:00PM
We already had this hint, although this solution is probably better (and more concise).

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Clear the msftres 'flag' set by GNU parted
Authored by: blubbel on Jun 14, '09 07:07:17AM

Yeah, I know. Didn't work for me.



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Clear the msftres 'flag' set by GNU parted
Authored by: skodabenz on Sep 25, '09 08:33:12AM
This bug has been corrected in GNU Parted GIT repository
http://git.debian.org/?p=parted/parted.git (as on 25th September 2009).

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