dual boot; Linux, FreeBSD

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Jun 12 01:59:40 UTC 2006

> On Sunday 11 June 2006 03:11, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > In FreeBSd world, a slice is the primary division of the disk.  It is
> > generally referred to as a primary partition in Microsloth land.  But
> > that is the same.  
> IIRC It's actually more of an IBM PC term than a Microsoft term.
> I'm being very pedantic here, but I think it's more logical to think of a 
> slice occupying a primary partition, in the the same way as you might say an 
> integer occupies a word.  

In the FreeBSD world,  the term partition is used as a secondary division
of a slice.  Since we are mainly talking about xxBSd UNIX here...


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