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Re: misc/45695: fdisk(8) has misleading naming of logical partitions
The following reply was made to PR misc/45695; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Julian Djamil Fagir <gnrp%komkon2.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/45695: fdisk(8) has misleading naming of logical
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 23:32:34 +0100
> > fdisk(8) has no mention of the word 'logical' partition, but always
> > talks about extended partitions. This is misleading, there is only
> > one extended partition (though several EBRs), the inner ones are
> > usually called logical partitions.
> Doesn't that depend on whose documentation you've been reading?
might be, but I've never seen nor heard this naming anywhere before the NetBSD
fdisk manpage. The distinction logical-extended seems to be the standard.
Though I absolutely do not want to have Wikipedia as an absolute reference:
German and English wikipedia state this way, too, and the French one calls
them 'secondary partitions' and says logical drives are DOS terminology.
Linux' fdisk manpage uses this way of logical/extended, too.
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