Disklabel, partition d is usable or not ?

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 18 12:29:43 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 12:44:02PM +0200, Gabriel Linder wrote:
> Hi,
> This may sound as a dumb question, but during my 6.2-RELEASE (i386) setup I 
> notice the following in the handbook :
> > Remember [...] that partitions b, c, and d have conventional meanings 
> that you should adhere to.
> But the partition d is used by sysinstall (with both automatic defaults and 
> manual setup), maybe this entry should be fixed if d has no more special 
> meaning ?

I think you're right. The 'b' partition is usually used for swap space,
while the 'c' partition represents the whole disk. The 'd' partition can
be used normally, AFAIK. Additionally, only the 'a' partition can be
booted from, IIRC.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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