disklabel differences FreeBSD, DragonFly

Mike Meyer mwm-keyword-freebsdhackers2.e313df at mired.org
Fri Jul 28 23:00:39 UTC 2006

In <200607282236.k6SMaRlj089446 at apollo.backplane.com>, Matthew Dillon <dillon at apollo.backplane.com> typed:
>     There is another solution for FreeBSD folks, however.  You *DO* have
>     four slices to play with.   You can put a disklabel with 8 partitions
>     in it on each one (for 32 total).  It isn't as convenient, but it does
>     work.

Um, that's "many" slices. The extended slice can hold as many slices
as you want. The OS accessing them may have limits (I don't know if
FreeBSD does or not). FreeBSD can put partitions in logical slices,
but it can't boot from them.

There are other options for those that want them.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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