On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 02:31:22PM +0800, H. Sandring wrote: > I am wondering why there is never a "d" partition showing up in my > disklabels (e.g. ad0s1d). > Is there something special about it?
No. Nothing special about the 'd' partition. The special partitions are 'a' -- assumed to contain the root filesystem, 'b' -- assumed to be a swap partition and 'c' -- not used actively, but a synonym for the whole slice surface. The specialness of 'c' is no longer necessary, and hasn't been so for some years since the reorganisation of disk devices to the /dev/da0s1a style, where /dev/da0s1 would do the job. However so much software assumes that 'c' is the whole slice that it's impossible to eliminate entirely. 'd' would be the last partition allocated by sysinstall (I think), after 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h' -- maybe you just haven't been creating partitions per disk to see them. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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