Subject: Re: cd burning
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/2001 20:01:34
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 08:35:53AM +0200, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:
> I am not a BSD file system expert, but I think the disklabel 'd'
> represents the "whole disk", and 'a' represents the first partition on
> the disk. I guess with a CD-ROM you just want to refer to the whole
from the disklabel(8) man page:
If the disk partition is not specified in the disk name (i.e.
``xy0'' instead of ``/dev/rxy0c''), disklabel will construct the
full pathname of the disk and use the ``a'' partition on the tahoe,
the ``d'' partition on i386 or hpcmips or arc, and the ``c''
partition on all others.
why are tahoe, i386, hpcmips, and arc different? (and what the heck is
a tahoe? or is the man page referring to BSD 4.4 tahoe?)
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | firstname.lastname@example.org
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