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Re: Daemon's Advocate article

From: Michel Talon <talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 14:17:40 +0100

Rahul Siddharthan 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)

Not really, since "logical partitions" in the dos sense (or Linux) are
chained together (like a linear chain) while the "partitions" created by
disklabel are defined by a table at the beginning of the "slice" or of
the disk. Hence there is analogy between subpartitioning through disklabel
and logical partitions in extended partition, but the analogy is not

> I'm not sure how this works if the FreeBSD slice were the first on the
> disk, though.
> Rahul

Michel Talon

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