Subject: Re: fstab: explanation?
To: Magnus Gr|nlund <email@example.com>
From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/14/1999 17:40:15
> On my FreeBSD-machine I did a kind of novel thing. The b (swap) partition
> is physically located _before_ the a partition (which is the rest of the
> disk) so that the swap partition is kept on the fastest part of the IDE
> disk. If I understand Ragge correctly this doesn't work on NetBSD-vax
> though. (But since older disks doesn't have different zones it doesn't
> matter much anyway.)
Well, it works if you put the swap at the end of the disk :-)
All of this is because the boot blocks go out and search for a file
named "boot" in a filesystem that starts at physical sector zero on
the disk it booted from.