is there any way make partition irix hard dis

March 23, 2011 at 12:38:34
Specs: Windows XP
is there any way to make partition irix hard disk from window xp and work in indy system

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#1
March 23, 2011 at 12:49:29
I doubt it. You have to do the patitioning and formatting on the Indy system. Is there a problem with that?

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#2
March 23, 2011 at 14:03:24
I think a partition is the same. You can't access the file system in xp.

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#3
March 24, 2011 at 02:32:22
Irix partition tables are not the same as Windows ones. Linux could handle them, but I don't think Windows can.

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#4
March 24, 2011 at 13:35:29
I should have been more clear. Your first answer was basically correct it that I know of now way to get windows to be able to use an irix partition.
I meant the partition is not unique. The partition type (number) of course would be different. One may be able to in windows to notice that the partition exists and create at least a partition that could be changed to irix. There are very few ways to read non-ms drives in Windows. Some raw access or hex type may be but I assume they need native file access.

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#5
March 24, 2011 at 13:43:15
I think you misunderstand me. It's not just a question of partition types; the whole layout of the partition table is different on an IRIX disk than a Windows one. (For example, it describes 16 partitions rather than the 4 that a Windows partition table describes.) I'm pretty sure that Windows utilities just won't be able to read the partition table at all.

It's the same with older Macs, which used a totally different partition scheme to PCs. Nowadays they use GUID partition tables, which modern versions of Windows can recognize. But put an old Apple disk, or an IRIX one in a PC and they won't even see that it's partitioned. You'll just get an "invalid partition table" message.


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#6
March 24, 2011 at 18:10:16
Then I'd guess this is the best post I could find as a way.


http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...

My guess is since linux has had xfs support since 2.4 a normal linux box can read some if not all versions of an irix disk. The other company for windows has gone out of business but may be out there still.

I know I can make an irix partition but I have never tried to take an sgi disk and put it in any other box. Dunno what would happen.

I understand your statements but haven't rechecked my thinking to be for sure. Thanks for keeping me on my toes too.

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#7
March 25, 2011 at 00:45:36
Linux can create, read, and modify IRIX partition tables. It can also create IRIX style partitions on other disks with different partition tables. But an IRIX computer would be looking for an IRIX partition table to boot from.

The question is still, Why not do it on the IRIX machine?


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