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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:02:08 -0500
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Dangerously Dedicated
Message-ID:  <20091210150207.GC826@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20091210030816.152b05c9.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20091209002231.EB7D01065741@hub.freebsd.org> <675083.74248.qm@web65510.mail.ac4.yahoo.com> <20091210012256.7d2e8240@gumby.homeunix.com> <4B204FDD.3070005@lazlarlyricon.com> <20091210030816.152b05c9.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 03:08:16AM +0100, Polytropon wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 02:33:17 +0100, Rolf Nielsen <listreader@lazlarlyricon.com> wrote:
> > As far as I understand it, it's called Dangerously Dedicated because it 
> > may cause other systems not to recognise the disk.
> 
> Primarily, it's called "dedicated" (only) because it describes
> a setting where a whole hard disk is dedicated to the FreeBSD
> operating system. The addition "dangerously" seems to describe
> the danger that other operating systems cannot handle such a
> disk layout, or may cause problems to them - but I don't know
> this for sure because I'm not a "multi-booter". :-)

It is dangerous because other systems cannot talk to it.
It is dedicated because only FreeBSD can talk to it.
It is a somewhat redundant term but it sounds good and important.

////jerry




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