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Re: Bloody alpha ignorant

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 10:29:57AM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> You can see that, while 'c' occupies from sector 1 until 39693, its
> filesystem is marked as 'unused' - Alphas, as many other Unix
> architectures, require partition c to be the 'wholedisk' partition.

Is that actually true for Linux?

I present as evidence:

centauri:root:~$ uname -a
Linux centauri 2.4.18 #12 Sat May 11 12:53:48 BST 2002 alpha unknown
centauri:root:~# fdisk /dev/sda
3 partitions:
#       start       end      size     fstype   [fsize bsize   cpg]
  a:        2       154       153       ext2                      
  b:      155       220        66       swap                      
  c:      221      1018       798       ext2                      

Is this going to cause problems somewhere?

I believe that Tru64 and *BSD do require c to be the wholedisk though
(certainly my FreeBSD Alpha has that, although I actually know very
little about FreeBSD really).


  Philip Kendall <pak21@srcf.ucam.org>

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