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Extended partitions suck? How so?
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 23rd May 2007 20:02 UTC
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Instead of labeling extended partitions as a strange, lame, Microsoft-derived "standard" that is absolutely useless, why not actually go into detail on the facts, or at least post a couple good links? Can you come up with any good reasons as to why they suck so bad, why they only "fit in" with Windows, and why FreeBSD "slices" are so great?

Being a former Windows user who has just switched to Linux only a few years ago, I've had some experience with extended partitions in the past. These days, with a separate Windows and My Documents partition, and separare Linux /, /usr and swap partitions, and maybe a couple more for sharing between OSes, extended partitions have become more more useful than ever. I regularly have at least 6 partitions on my main drive.

From what it sounds, FreeBSD slices seem to be an alternate way of doing the same thing as extended partitions, with slight differences... the biggest probably being, instead of using a different type of partition, it uses regular primary ones and divides them instead.

Or... are you just spewing nonsense just because Microsoft made extended partitions?

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