Subject: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/22/1994 14:21:55
>From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
>Subject: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...
>> Actually, I learned on a BSD system; however, I liked being able to
>> tell what physical partition I was referring to absolutely; with BSD,
>> I can't (so far as I can tell) refer to "the third partition, be it
>> root, swap, ADOS, or regular".
>Define "third". If you mean "third in the usual list of eight
>partitions each disk has", then you can indeed; that's the one with a c
>at the end of the name.
On my Amiga NetBSD system, sd0a is root even thought it is actually my fourth
partition. My first partition has become sd0b, etc.