Subject: Re: A new partition handling scheme: wedges
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/26/1998 13:26:59
On Mon, Jan 26, 1998 at 06:54:44AM -0500, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> BTW, something I didn't mention before is that, regardless of anything
> else we do, I believe we should, on systems that have MBRs, do
> essentially the same thing Linux does (and that the Amiga port does in
> RDB) -- have special MBR partition types for `NetBSD root', `NetBSD
> swap', and `other NetBSD file system' -- and provide the old
> partitioning system only as a fallback for compatibility.


A problem with this scheme is (if used by default for installations), that it
limits the options for coexisting with other systems. If you use 3 MBR entries,
there's only one left for another system. I've seen people who want to install
3 different systems on their disk.

- Frank