svn commit: r41811 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/basics
eadler at freebsd.org
Mon Jun 24 22:08:59 UTC 2013
On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Jun 2013, Eitan Adler wrote:
>> Clarify some language relating to how disks are laid out in &os;
>> Submitted by: crees
>> Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/basics/chapter.xml
>> --- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/basics/chapter.xml Sat Jun 1
>> 15:23:47 2013 (r41810)
>> +++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/basics/chapter.xml Sat Jun 1
>> 15:36:21 2013 (r41811)
>> @@ -1380,11 +1380,10 @@ root 5211 0.0 0.2 3620 1724 2
>> - <para>Each partition-that-contains-a-file-system is stored in what
>> - &os; calls a <firstterm>slice</firstterm>. Slice is
>> - &os;'s term for what the common call partitions, and again,
>> - this is because of &os;'s &unix; background. Slices are
>> - numbered, starting at 1, through to 4.</para>
>> + <para>Disks in &os; are divided into slices, referred to in
>> + &windows; as partitions, which are numbered from 1 to 4. These
>> + are then then divided into partitions, which contain file
>> + systems, and are labeled using lettesrs.</para>
> This seems silently MBR-centric, though we are using GPT by default in our
> installer IIRC...
> This is the "basics" chapter, though, so I'm not sure how best to change
> things (and that would probably end up a larger project).
I would be happy to see some additional work in this area. I believe
wblock@ is working on the storage area in general.
That said, I don't have the time for rewriting this section.
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