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SubjectRe: devfs compatibility
Alex Buell writes:
> On Tue, 4 Aug 1998, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
>
> > 0 whole disk
> > 1 first PC partition
> > 2 second PC partition
> > 3 third PC partition
> > 4 fourth PC partition
>
> Richard, how does devfs supports the rather limited and braindead primary
> and extended partitions for Intel platforms? If we use extended
> partitions, then we can have unlimited number of partitions (I think), but
> on the other hand if we use all four primary partitions, we're stuck with
> that. The answer is to only use primaries for systems that needs it (i.e
> MSDOG/WinDOG95 et. al), and use extended for Linux.

I don't do anything particular for extended partitions. I use the
existing numbering scheme in Linux. I don't see this as a devfs
issue.

Regards,

Richard....
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