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Re: Daemon's Advocate article

From: Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 23:39:10 -0800

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.
> Rahul


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