Subject: Re: maximum nr of partitions
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
From: Emre <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/22/2001 17:29:45
> On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 09:53:47PM +0530, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Now that NetBSD-1.5 has released, I just wanted to know whether the
> > maximum nr of partitions (the a-h thingies) allowed has increased from 8
> > ? I didn't see any mention of such a thing in the changelogs, but I was
> > wondering ...


NetBSD/i386 News 

Jan 02, 2001:  NetBSD/i386 supports 16 partitions in -current 

	NetBSD's i386 port supports up to 16 partitions per disk in -current. Before 
	you can use this you have to update your complete source, rebuild the kernel 
	and userland, and invoke the latest "src/etc/etc.i386/MAKEDEV" in "/dev" to 	
	create the additional device nodes. If you do use more than 8 partitions per 
	disk, you won't be able to cleanly downgrade to an earlier NetBSD version. 


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