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Partition Types

The following table lists the partition types as reported by PowerQuest's PARTINFO program, and Ralf Brown's Interrupt list.
Type  PARTINFO          Ralf Brown's Interrupt List
----  ----------------  ---------------------------
00                      empty
01    FAT12             DOS 12-bit FAT
02    XENIX             XENIX root file system
03    XENIX2            XENIX /usr file system (obsolete)
04    FAT16             DOS 16-bit FAT (up to 32M)
05    Extended          DOS 3.3+ extended partition
06    FAT16B            DOS 3.31+ Large File System (16-bit FAT, over 32M)
07                      Advanced Unix
07    HPFS              OS/2 HPFS
07                      QNX
07                      Windows NT NTFS
08    AIX               AIX bootable partition, SplitDrive
08                      Commodore DOS
08                      DELL partition spanning multiple drives
08                      OS/2 (v1.0-1.3 only)
08    SplitDrive
09    AIX or Coherent 
09                      AIX data partition
09                      Coherent filesystem
0A                      Coherent swap partition
0A                      OPUS
0A    Boot Manager      OS/2 Boot Manager
0B    FAT32             Windows 95 with 32-bit FAT
0C    FAT32X            Windows 95 with 32-bit FAT (using LBA-mode INT 13 extensions)
0E    FAT16X            logical-block-addressable VFAT (same as 06h but using LBA-mode INT 13)
0F    ExtendedX         logical-block-addressable VFAT (same as 05h but using LBA-mode INT 13)
10    OPUS              OPUS
11    Hidden FAT12      OS/2 Boot Manager hidden 12-bit FAT partition
12                      Compaq Diagnostics partition
14                      (resulted from using Novell DOS 7.0 FDISK to delete Linux Native part)
14    Hidden FAT16      OS/2 Boot Manager hidden sub-32M 16-bit FAT partition
16    Hidden FAT16B     OS/2 Boot Manager hidden over-32M 16-bit FAT partition
17    Hidden HPFS       OS/2 Boot Manager hidden HPFS partition
18    AST Swap          AST special Windows swap file
1B    Hidden FAT32                     
1C    Hidden FAT32X                    
1E    Hidden FAT16X
21                      officially listed as reserved
23                      officially listed as reserved
24    NEC DOS           NEC MS-DOS 3.x
26                      officially listed as reserved
31                      officially listed as reserved
33                      officially listed as reserved
34                      officially listed as reserved
36                      officially listed as reserved
38                      Theos
3C    PqRP              PowerQuest PartitionMagic recovery partition
40    VENIX 80286       VENIX 80286
41                      Personal RISC Boot
42                      SFS (Secure File System) by Peter Gutmann
50    Disk Manager      OnTrack Disk Manager, read-only partition
51                      NOVEL
51    Disk Manager      OnTrack Disk Manager, read/write partition
52    CP/M, Sys V         
52                      CP/M
52                      Microport System V/386
53                      OnTrack Disk Manager, write-only partition???
54    Disk Manager      OnTrack Disk Manager (DDO)
55    EZ-Drive                
56    VFeature          GoldenBow VFeature
5C    Priam EDISK         
61    SpeedStor         SpeedStor
63    Hurd or UN*X        
63                      GNU HURD
63                      Mach, MtXinu BSD 4.3 on Mach
63                      Unix SysV/386, 386/ix
64    Netware 286       Novell NetWare 286
65    Netware           Novell NetWare (3.11)
67                      Novell
68                      Novell
69                      Novell
70    DiscSecure        DiskSecure Multi-Boot
71                      officially listed as reserved
73                      officially listed as reserved
74                      officially listed as reserved
75    PC/IX             PC/IX
76                      officially listed as reserved
80    Old MINIX         Minix v1.1 - 1.4a
81    MINIX/Linux         
81                      Linux
81                      Minix v1.4b+
81                      Mitac Advanced Disk Manager
82    Linux Swap        Linux Swap partition
82                      Prime
83    Linux             Linux native file system (ext2fs/xiafs)
84                      OS/2-renumbered type 04h partition (related to hiding DOS C: drive)
86                      officially listed as reserved
87                      HPFS Fault-Tolerant mirrored partition
93    Amoeba            Amoeba file system
94    Amoeba BBT        Amoeba bad block table
A0    SaveToDisk            
A1                      officially listed as reserved
A3                      officially listed as reserved
A4                      officially listed as reserved
A5    FreeBSD/386       FreeBSD, BSD/386
A6                      officially listed as reserved
A7    NextStep                
B1                      officially listed as reserved
B3                      officially listed as reserved
B4                      officially listed as reserved
B6                      officially listed as reserved
B7    BSDI Swap2        BSDI file system (secondarily swap)
B8    BSDI Swap         BSDI swap partition (secondarily file system)
C0    CTOS                        
C1    DR-DOS FAT12      DR DOS 6.0 LOGIN.EXE-secured 12-bit FAT partition
C4    DR-DOS FAT16      DR DOS 6.0 LOGIN.EXE-secured 16-bit FAT partition
C6    DR-DOS FAT16B     DR DOS 6.0 LOGIN.EXE-secured Huge partition
C7    Syrinx            Syrinx Boot
D8                      CP/M-86
DB                      CP/M, Concurrent CP/M, Concurrent DOS
DB                      CTOS (Convergent Technologies OS)
E1    SpeedStor FAT12   SpeedStor 12-bit FAT extended partition
E3                      DOS read-only
E3                      Storage Dimensions
E3    SpeedStor             
E4    SpeedStor FAT16   SpeedStor 16-bit FAT extended partition
E5                      officially listed as reserved
E6                      officially listed as reserved
F1                      Storage Dimensions
F1    SpeedStor             
F2    DOS 3.3+          DOS 3.3+ secondary partition
F3                      officially listed as reserved
F4    SpeedStor         SpeedStor
F4                      Storage Dimensions
F6                      officially listed as reserved
FE                      IBM PS/2 IML
FE    LANstep           LANstep
FF    Xenix BBT         Xenix bad block table


This is a combined list from:
  PowerQuest's PARTINFO, 5/12/97
  Ralf Brown's Interrupt List, Release 53, 1/12/97

Lance Costanzo, [email protected]