Subject: Re: Questions about 1.3
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>
From: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/03/1997 17:19:39
On Fri, Oct 03, 1997 at 10:37:27AM -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > : a root
> > : b swap
> > : c whole disk
> > : d whole disk
> > Here's something I need to ask. I remember partition 'd' being the 'whole
> > disk special' for old NetBSD-i386, contrasting with other ports, but is it
> > now "'c' AND 'd'"?
> I believe the former was incorrect. 'c' is the MS-DOS partition, not the
> whole disk. Mind you, I think this is just conventional anyway. If you
> don't have a DOS partition you can use 'c' just like the rest. Someone
> will correct me if I am wrong.
'c' is the whole 'NetBSD portion' of the disk, 'd' the whole disk, including
possible other (MBR) partitions for other systems.