bsdlabel and c partition
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Sat Sep 17 06:44:11 PDT 2005
> I have partitioned a disk using bsdlabel and I have used
> the c partition for the entire disk. According to the manual
> this mean I have used the disk in dedicated mode.
No, it does not mean you have used it in "dedicated" mode
(or 'dangerously dedicated' mode). That is something else - basically
using the disk without slicing it - eg /dev/da0c rather than /dev/da0s1c.
Both work. The first makes some assumptions that some systems
will not follow.
> Is there any danger in it?
> Is it preferable to use another partition?
My preference is to use either an 'a' name for the partition
or possibly an 'e' name for the partition because e is past
all those that have traditional uses. I don't think it is
supposed to be dangerous, but there may be some utilities that
make some assumptions about the meaning of a 'c' partition.
> Thanks a lot.
> Valerio Daelli
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