On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 11:16:55 -0700
Joe Laws <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Since I have about 10 partitions (3primary, 7 extended), I was
> wondering if BSD needs a root partition on one of the primary
> partitions.  I have heard this is the case in some of the BSD's.

Yes. What you call "primary partition" in the BSD world is called slice
and what you call "extended partitions" are called partiotions.

So for ad0s1a is:
ad0 = ide disk 0 (primary master)
s1 = first slice
a = first partition on the first slice (usually the / also called "root" partition)

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