jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Dec 10 15:27:54 UTC 2009
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 03:08:16AM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 02:33:17 +0100, Rolf Nielsen <listreader at lazlarlyricon.com> wrote:
> > As far as I understand it, it's called Dangerously Dedicated because it
> > may cause other systems not to recognise the disk.
> Primarily, it's called "dedicated" (only) because it describes
> a setting where a whole hard disk is dedicated to the FreeBSD
> operating system. The addition "dangerously" seems to describe
> the danger that other operating systems cannot handle such a
> disk layout, or may cause problems to them - but I don't know
> this for sure because I'm not a "multi-booter". :-)
It is dangerous because other systems cannot talk to it.
It is dedicated because only FreeBSD can talk to it.
It is a somewhat redundant term but it sounds good and important.
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