Subject: Re: A new partition handling scheme: wedges
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
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.
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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