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Re: Bloody alpha ignorant

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 11:01:08PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> Philip Kendall <pak21@srcf.ucam.org> writes:
> > 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?
> No, Linux doesn't need that. If all you use on your Alpha is Linux,
> I'd even advise against having the 'wholedisk' partition, as it just
> leads to confusion (you need to force swriteboot to ignore it etc.)

OK, then forget this whole "wholedisk" shit :) and I'll just start at
block two...

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