Re: NTFS partitions show up as OS/2 partitions.

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Wed, 02 Dec 1998 18:41:30 -0500

In message <>, Jesper
l writes:
| I recently tore down a Windows NT 4.0 server that used NTFS on two
| partitions. When I ran (Linux) fdisk, I noticed that both partitions
| showed up as OS/2 HPFS partitions. The machine has never had OS/2
| installed on it!

Microsoft reused the OS/2 IFS (not "HPFS"; *all* OS/2 installable
filesystems must use the same partition ID, ignoring dirty tricks such as
ext2flt.sys) for NTFS. Probably for the same reason that OS/2 does; despite
the hype, the innards of NT are still recognizeably based on OS/2 2.0.

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator	     [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
			  Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.

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