On 2006-09-04 08:41, Bill-S <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >At Mon, 4 Sep 2006 it looks like Matthew Seaman composed: >> Back in the Solaris 8 days, the trick was to use fdisk to create a primary >> partition and mark it as type 'Linux Swap' after which Solaris would happily >> recognise it as a location to install into. >> >> Quite how it happened that Solaris uses the same partition type as Linux >> swap is shrouded in the mists of time. > > (giggle) > > If I recall correctly, there was some hacking to do too if you were > dual-booting Solaris and Linux on the same disk for Solaris would > try on use your whole Linux filesystem as its own swap location.
Wasn't it the other way around (i.e. Linux assuming that anything marked as "Linux swap", is fine for a swap partition, happily proceeding to trash your Solaris filesystems?). Still sounds like tons of fun though :) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"