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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 21:29:39 -0500

In message <>, "Matthew D.
Pitts" w
| > 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.
| Actually, since OS/2 was originally a joint venture, HPFS and NTFS share

I assumed that most people were aware of the fact that NT and OS/2 2.x and
later are both (somewhat loosely, in NT's case) derived from their common
proto-OS/2-2.0 codebase after Microsoft and IBM went their separate ways.
Each one proceeded to mutate the proto-OS/2-2.0 into their idea of what OS/2
"should be".

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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