Subject: Re: Questions about 1.3
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/1997 19:12:54
D'Arcy J.M. Cain said:

>Thus spake Christoph Badura
>> Strictly speaking, it's 7 usable partitions per disk.  Partition b isn't
>> magically reserved for swap.
>Strictly speaking, is any partition (c or d for example) really reserved?
>I thought that the whole partitioning scheme was mainly conventional or
>are there deep kernel things that require certain partitions to be
>labelled a certain way?

My short, shameful confession is:

On my Intel boxes I've been using partition c as a regular partition on
non-root drives and writing the disklabel to d. This hasn't caused any

On my Sun boxes I use c as the whole disk, because that is permanently
programmed into my brain. :-)

Rick Kelly