On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 09:48:59PM +0300, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> 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
True, although I am not quite certain that FreeBSD actually must be
booted from a primary partition. I think it depends on the bootmanager.
I believe the default bootmanager does require a primary partition
though, and the standard installation program probably also requires
that so a primary partition is recommended.
> and what you call "extended partitions" are called partiotions.
Not quite true. Extended partitions are also called slices in BSD.
BSD-partitions do not really have a counterpart in the DOS/Windows
> 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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