Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Sun, 03 Sep 2000 05:26:40 +0200
From:      Siegbert Baude <siegbert.baude@gmx.de>
To:        thomas@noproblem.net, "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: 4.1-STABLE BOOT SLICE PROBLEM
Message-ID:  <39B1C4F0.2245693C@gmx.de>
References:  <000001c01553$c5b1b300$0101a8c0@noproblem.net>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
Hi Thomas,

> That's where I'm confused: I thought 'slice' was FreeBSD word for
> 'fdisk/Microsoft partition'?
You´re right Thomas. Chad´s statements were confusing.

> That's even more confusing as I though that that 'fdisk partition' would be
> called a 'slice' in FreeBSD jargon and that disklabel progam will create
> what FreeBSD calls 'partitions' as in 'partition a' for root file system,
> 'partition b' for swap space , etc ...

Again you´re right.


> So, is the following correct?
> 
> For physical disk /dev/da0, we have for the 1st SLICE (Microsoft partition):
> 
> (raw access)
> /dev/rda0s1                first slice
> /dev/rda0s1a or /dev/rda0a partition a, usually root file system
> /dev/rda0s1b or /dev/rda0b partition b, usually swap space
> /dev/rda0c                 whole FreeBSD slice

This should also be /dev/rda0s1c to be consistent.


> /dev/rda0s1d or /dev/rda0d partition d
> /dev/rda0s1e or /dev/rda0e partition e
> /dev/rda0s1f or /dev/rda0f partition f
> /dev/rda0s1g or /dev/rda0g partition g
> /dev/rda0s1h or /dev/rda0h partition h
> 
> (block device)
> /dev/da0s1                 first slice
> /dev/da0s1a or /dev/da0a   partition a, usually root file system
> /dev/da0s1b or /dev/da0b   partition b, usually swap space
> /dev/da0c

Again /dev/da0s1c.

> /dev/da0s1d or /dev/da0d   partition d
> /dev/da0s1e or /dev/da0e   partition e
> /dev/da0s1f or /dev/da0f   partition f
> /dev/da0s1g or /dev/da0g   partition g
> /dev/da0s1h or /dev/da0h   partition h
> 
> and
> 
> /dev/rda0s2 or /dev/da0s2 for 2nd SLICE (Microsoft partition)
> /dev/rda0s3 or /dev/da0s3 for 3rd SLICE (Microsoft partition)
> /dev/rda0s4 or /dev/da0s4 for 4th SLICE (Microsoft partition)
> 
> and
> 
> /dev/rda0s5 or /dev/da0s5 for 1st drive in Microsoft Extended partition
> /dev/rda0s6 or /dev/da0s6 for 2nd drive in Microsoft Extended partition
> /dev/rda0s7 or /dev/da0s7 for 3rd drive in Microsoft Extended partition

Regards
Siegbert


To Unsubscribe: send mail to majordomo@FreeBSD.org
with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message




Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?39B1C4F0.2245693C>