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Date:      Sun, 4 Feb 1996 23:29:40 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Craig Shrimpton <>
Subject:   Re: What are disk "slices?"
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On Sun, 4 Feb 1996, Craig Shrimpton wrote:

> What are the differences between /dev/sd3a ...etc.  and /dev/sd3s1 ...etc.?
> I have some disks that use the "slices" and others that don't.  Which is 
> better?

The slicing notation is a little more specific.  If you have the option, 
I'd go with the slice, but use what works.  

Both ways still work.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet: | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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