On 9/29/09, Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: <snip>
> Honestly, I've never seen the need for extended DOS partitions. > Let's say you intendedly want to run a multi-OS system, then > you can install four systems, each one in its own slice, and > within the slice, the partitiions, if needed and supported. By using BSD jargon, I will describe some other limitations, some of which you may not yet have gone through: The OS installer is given the opportunity to partition for you. If you tell Linux "to install" it can create multiple slices, eating up your 4 slices. If you setup 2 windows OSs, the 2nd OS gets added as an extended DOS slice. The limitation of not installing BSD into an extended DOS partition is a good decision. It makes it difficult for the MBR code to dissect the extended DOS partition to find the boot sector. I am 100% for the requirement of a slice. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"