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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RE[2]: Extended partitions
by twenex on Tue 12th Dec 2006 00:50 UTC 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[3]: Extended partitions
by KenJackson on Tue 12th Dec 2006 16:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Extended partitions"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

It's reasonable in my view. All local BSD mount points (/usr, /home, /tmp, /var) go into one slice, so all together they only use up one disk 'partition'.

OTOH, if you want to separate /home, /usr and others on a Linux system you have to use up separate disk partitions. Linux must support extended partitions for practical reasons.

This only limits people who want to multi-boot more than 4 OSes on one disk. Those people will have to either buy another disk or use VMware or similar.

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RE[4]: Extended partitions
by Bobe on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Extended partitions"
Bobe Member since:
2006-12-12

Exactly! BSD doesn't have to have a partition for each mount point, instead, you have one primary partition and then all your mount points become slices within.

I think the BSD way is a bit cleaner myself, but I have to admit it was confusing to me when I first encountered it.

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