Subject: Re: A new partition handling scheme: wedges
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/26/1998 07:54:11
On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, 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.

You're kidding.

So we should limit our "default" partitioning scheme to four partitions, and
those four partitions are the same four shared by other operating systems?
"No thanks!"--the People want more partitions, not less.

What you propose should be possible as a fallback, but _not_ the other way

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