Re: cvs commit: src/share/man/man4 umass.4

From: David O'Brien <obrien_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 16:56:39 -0700
On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 09:13:25AM -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> see highlighted above...  we don't just list BSD Unix thing in the
> handbook.. it's suppose to include the full set of steps for all
> platforms..

It is easy to add "for PeeCee platforms fdisk first".


> > > Making a disk bootable is quit platform specific..
> > 
> > It doesn't need to be so wildly different.  Honestly, what is the use in
> > having two programs on two different platforms that are almost identical
> > to "drive" doing the same functionality, yet having two different names?
> > What is served by that?
> 
> being able to label a sun disk on a x86...   or an x86 disk on a sun
> box..

What is served by having the utility that one uses BY DEFAULT on a
platform to prepare a BOOTABLE SYSTEM DISK have two different names w/o
an alias that one can use globally to do this.

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-- David  (obrien_at_FreeBSD.org)
Received on Sun Oct 19 2003 - 16:56:52 UTC