Subject: Re: Partition tables (was: Re: Another changer, another changer problem)
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 10/15/1998 17:09:30
> I really like the "disk0" at sd0 stuff.

Thank you. :)

> A suggestion for situations where the "native" partition table can
> potentially support multiple disklabel'ed partitions (e.g MBR): allow
> "disk? at sd0" to match as many as there are.

I rather hesitate to do this; after all, I don't think anyone supports

disk0 at sd0
partition0 at disk0 number 0
partition1 at disk0 number 1
partition2 at disk0 number 4
partition3 at disk0 number 7

...especially for removables.

I much prefer the labelfs suggestion, so we have (for example)

disk0 at sd0

and then

mount -t label /dev/disk0 /dev/disk0x

and as for MBRs and the like,

mount -t label -o type=MBR /dev/disk0 /dev/pdisk0
mount -t label -o type=BSD /dev/pdisk0/a /dev/pdisk1
mount -t label -o type=Linux /dev/pdisk0/b /dev/pdisk2
mount -t ffs /dev/pdisk1/a /
mount -t ffs /dev/pdisk1/g /usr
mount -t ext2fs /dev/pdisk2/e /mnt

The major problem I see with this is how it gets bootstrapped.  I
haven't come up with any sort of answer for that yet.

					der Mouse

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