DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Daemon's Advocate article
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 02:19:33 -0500
Rahul Siddharthan <rsidd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Chris Pressey said on Mar 1, 2004 at 23:12:25:
> > <extremely_contentious>
> > * Let's call a spade a spade - or rather, a partition a partition.
> > i.e.
> > *BSD The Rest of the World DFly
> > ---- --------------------- ----
> > slice partition partition
> > partition N/A subpartition
> I think the N/A should be "extended partition". At least, my disk has
> four slices ("partitions" in rest-of-the-world speak), of which the
> first 3 are windows, linux ext3 and linux swap and the fourth is
> FreeBSD; and I can mount the FreeBSD (sub-)partitions under linux as
> /dev/hda5, /dev/hda7 etc. (/dev/hda6=FreeBSD swap)
Yeah, thanks for catching that, my fingers outpaced my brain there.
I was thinking that I've not seen an equivalent in Windows (at least not
pre-NTFS....?) but I forgot that I had in Linux.
Anyway, I still prefer the term "subpartition" to "extended partition",
since the latter doesn't immediately suggest that it is "inside".
> I'm not sure how this works if the FreeBSD slice were the first on the
> disk, though.