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

J. S. Connell (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 19:41:08 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Jesper Juhl wrote:

> 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!

HPFS and NTFS both have the same partition type. There's a magic number in
the superblock (if I remember correctly) that determines what the actual
filesystem is - NTFS and HPFS do a few (small) things differently.


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