Subject: Re: MAXPARTITITONS > 8 (was: Re: mbrlabel fixes)
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/31/2000 10:35:46
My recent experiment with running a large "kitchen sink" partition has
only had limited success.  

After years of making only sizeof(backup_media) partitions I got my
first Really Big (tm) disk.  There just aren't enough partitions to
allow a 75gig disk to be cut up very finely.

The first time one's machine hangs, one realizes why a ~70 gig
partition is a really bad idea.  You get to wait 15 minutes while fsk
checks your disk.

       Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
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