Subject: Re: What shall we do with the drunken disklabel?
To: Soren S. Jorvang <email@example.com>
From: Dave Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/02/2000 19:04:05
Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
| On Sun, Jul 02, 2000 at 11:33:29AM -0400, CaptnZilog@aol.com wrote:
| > >> 0: root
| > >> 1: swap
| > >> 6: usr
| > >> 7: volume body (similar to the NetBSD/i386 'c' partition.)
| > >> 8: volume header (simple filesystem for boot loaders etc.)
| > >> 10: whole disk (normal RAW_PART equivalent.)
| > Is there any reason why we couldn't have partition 10 *and* partition 2 both
| > be the same parameters (ie. both be the RAW_PART)? This way both sides of
| > the fence would be happy...
Yes, that will work just fine.
| That just leaves the question of what to do with the real on-disk
| partition 2.
Nothing special. After all, it's just another partition.
It's not a commonly used partition for irix systems anyway, except when
people are doing multiple volumes striped across multiple disks, and
need lots of partitions.
And if a disk with some other arrangement of partition two is moved
over to netbsd from irix, presumably it would be used as is, with
a possible boot time warning that it's non-standard for netbsd.
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