On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, David Wright wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, David Stern wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Philippe Troin wrote:
> > > On Mon, 29 Sep 1997 23:32:21 PDT David Stern wrote:
> > >
> > > > I tried changing the beginning and ending cylinders, to no avail. Why
> > > > does mke2fs think /dev/sda16 is the entire drive?
> > >
> > > Because /dev/sda16 has major 8, minor 16, which is the major/minor pair
> > > for /dev/sdb: look at 'ls -l /dev/sda16 /dev/sdb'. BTW, you have
> > > created sda16 yourself didn't you :-)
> > I created it during the install procedure manually, yes.
> You created the device (with mknod), or created the partition? Do you have
> (as I do)
> /dev/sda16 = /dev/sdb
Oops. I thought Phil was asking me about creating the partition, but
apparently he was asking me about creating the device. I have up to
/dev/sd[a..h]16, yes. I also have up to /dev/hd[a..h]20. The only
devices I created were ttyS[0..3] and cua[0..3].
Are you merely a stickler for detail, or does it concern you that
devices exist which have little (if any) practical use and are
Now that you brought it to my attention, I'm a little curious. Not only
why there are 16 scsi devices, but also why there are 20 ide devices,
i.e.: the difference, in addition to the number being more than 15.
A distantly related question (and equally important, hehe) is why those
plus signs show up in fdisk -l if the partition ends on an even numbered
/dev/sdb11 151 151 218 546178+ 83 Linux native
^ right there! :-)
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- Re: mke2fs
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