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Re: Daemon's Advocate article

From: Rahul Siddharthan <rsidd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 02:43:59 -0500

Chris Pressey said on Mar  1, 2004 at 23:39:10:
> > > *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
> 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....?)

Extended partitions certainly existed back in MS-DOS days.  But
I'm not clear how they relate to FreeBSD partitions except that when
FreeBSD's on the last slice linux can mount its partitions as extended
partitions.  (Windows, of course, knows nothing about ufs.)


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