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 Cloudy on Tue 12th Dec 2006 08:34 UTC 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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RE[3]: Extended partitions
by twenex on Tue 12th Dec 2006 11:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Extended partitions"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

That suggests that on, say, the Amiga, you need a separate disk with a netbsd disklabel to store netbsd - but i believe this is incorrect.

However, I believe this *is* the case on architectures like vax, built for VMS, which has no concept of separate partitions on a disk. Right?

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RE[4]: Extended partitions
by Cloudy on Tue 12th Dec 2006 18:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Extended partitions"
Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

Yes. I over simplified. thanks for the clarification.

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