Subject: Re: why is partition c always the full disk?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: current-users
Date: 07/14/1998 07:39:07
    Date:        Mon, 13 Jul 1998 16:51:02 -0400 (EDT)
    From:        der Mouse  <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
    Message-ID:  <199807132051.QAA13102@Twig.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>

  | It'd probably be easier to go to 16 partitions

That probably ought become the default for everything (with the only
real exception being where compat with other systems is required).

Unix discs had 8 partitions back when a common disk was 5Mb big.   Now
we are 3 orders of magnitude bigger than that, I suspect that a doubling of
the number of partitions is past due...

Note - this would not require anyone to actually use the things, and those
people who prefer a few large partitions (to maximise flexibility) can go
on doing that with 13 or 14 unused possible partitions just as they can with
5 or 6 ... but for those who prefer the structure that keeping data isolated
in its own partition enforces, they really ought be able to make better use
of that.