On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 02:45:15PM +0100, Polytropon wrote: > On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:01:26 -0500, Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu> wrote:
> > As for 'd' vs 'e', sometime a long time and many generations ago there > > was a convention of reserving 'd' for something. I don't remember what > > it was. It was pre FreeBSD 3 and pre 1997 and maybe even pre any FreeBSD > > and applied in some earlier Unix-en before the court cases, but not after. > > That old convention accounts for documentation starting with using 'e' for > > extra partitions and skipping 'd'. But, whatever that old convention > > was, it has not been used for so long that it is meaningless nowdays > > and 'd' can be used for whatever extra partition you want. > > You say it: I KNEW that there was something someone had > on his mind when reserving 'd' for something special... > but WHAT it exactly was, I don't know. If I remember correctly, NetBSD still uses (or did so until a few years ago) the 'd' partition to represent the whole disk, while 'c' is used in the usual way to represent the whole slice. Regards Thomas _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"