Subject: Re: Mounting A/UX filesystems (was Re: NetBSD/Mac68k and X11 Windows
To: Richard Todd <>
From: Allen `Tell me three times' Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 09/11/1994 14:36:37
> So, before I dive into the kernel source to try and figure out why it's doing
> this, can anyone explain what the algorithm is that NetBSD/mac tries to use
> to map standard Macintosh partition table entries to the entries the NetBSD
> device drivers use? 

Only the first 8 partitions are recognized.  :-(

sdXa -- first A/UX root partition found
sdXb -- first A/UX swap partition found
sdXg -- first A/UX user or "Root & Usr" partition found (not counting
	the partition, if any for sdXa)
sdXc -- entire disk

The rest are assigned in the order in which they were found.

I think we'll want to change this one more time--maybe in using another
bit to give us 16 instead of 8 partitions.  The code is in the file:


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