Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Dec 2006 23:02 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.3 RC1 has been released. From the changelog: "Fixed icon size issues in KMenu; installer now does not display extended partitions; installer now can use empty primary partition space to install; fixed issue with BSDStats not properly reporting usage; fixed problem with 'Start' icon text not being translated properly; fixed issues when using installer to upgrade system from 1.2 to 1.3; closed numerous other issues from BETA2." Get it here.
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Extended partitions
by Temcat on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:09 UTC
Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

From the release notes: "Installer now does not display extended partitions."

What exactly does it mean? I won't be able to install PC-BSD on an extended partition?

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RE: Extended partitions
by w00dst0ck on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:14 in reply to "Extended partitions"
w00dst0ck Member since:
2006-02-01

It was never able to. PC-BSD being based on FreeBSD where FreeBSD can only install on primary partitions so in turn why show extended partitions if they will only add to the confusion that might already be overwhelming a new user during the install...

This is a smart move in my opinion. Helps to streamline things.

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RE: Extended partitions
by Charles A Landemaine on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:14 in reply to "Extended partitions"
Charles A Landemaine Member since:
2005-11-11

Exactly, you can only install PC-BSD on primary partitions: http://docs.pcbsd.org/guide/chap2.3.html

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RE: Extended partitions
by rhavenn on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:42 in reply to "Extended partitions"
rhavenn Member since:
2006-05-12

Just to clear up confusion. The *BSD's create a partition for themselves that has to be a primary and then create slices inside said partition. So, you're still able to chop up your mount points, etc... inside the partition. All in all, it's a bit "cleaner", but I don't know if actually is technically better or worse then the Linux way of partitioning.

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RE[2]: Extended partitions
by twenex on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:50 in reply to "RE: Extended partitions"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

I wonder why they've never made it possible to put it in an extended partition...having to take up a whole primary partition is a bit limiting, imo.

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RE[2]: Extended partitions
by Nadow on Tue 12th Dec 2006 07:18 in reply to "RE: Extended partitions"
Nadow Member since:
2006-12-12

No, first of all you create the Slice for FreeBSD (called normally Partition in other systems) And then inside of the Slice you create the "Partitions" you want.

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RE[2]: Extended partitions
by Cloudy on Tue 12th Dec 2006 08:34 in reply to "RE: Extended partitions"
Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

FreeBSD and NetBSD handle PC disk partitioning differently than each other.

NetBSD uses its own disklabel on all architectures that have disklike devices, and only uses the PC FDISK style partition on PCs.

I believe OpenBSD is also different, but I'm not familiar with its disk layout.

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