Subject: Re: i386 bootselector changes
To: William Allen Simpson <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/2003 15:01:49
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On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:03:54PM -0400, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> >=20
> > When I first tried the new bootblocks with 3
> > drives, I didn't understand what was going on at all, but I figured it
> > out easily enough, and got used to it really quickly. Give it a try.
> >=20
> Since there are only 4 partitions on a drive, and rarely more than 2=20
> drives on a cable, and there's no need for any particular order or=20
> correspondence with the "slice"/partition #, I'd prefer 1-9,0,'-','=3D'=
> for serial bootblocks, and the old F1, F2, ..., F12 for laptop/desktop.

We now support partitions in extended partitions, so there are more than 4=
partitions per drive. :-)

Take care,


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