Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 19:18 UTC
PC-BSD The second release candidate of PC-BSD 1.0 has been released. From the announcement: "The latest cut of PC-BSD, version 1.0RC2 is now available! This update adds KDE 3.5 support, as well as some additional features/bugfixes. ISO's may now be downloaded from our main download page. Users currently running under PC-BSD 1.0RC1 can also download a self-installing system update, which upgrades the system to 1.0RC2. This file is available on our Updates page, as Patch #6."
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by MamiyaOtaru on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 06:22 UTC
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I'd love to give it a try, replace one of my less used Linux distros with it. Unfortunately, all those distros (save Debian, my main distro) are on extended partitions on a couple HDs. My hard drives are pretty well carved up already, and I just don't feel like moving gigabytes of data around so I can create another primary partition.

I haven't researched why that limitation (primary partition only) exists for BSD so I don't know what sort of effort would be required for the devs to fix it, but that is the only thing keeping me from trying it, and I'd like to.

***edit: added "for the devs" so it didn't look like I was planning to fix it myself. I'm sure it's beyond me at this point ;)

Edited 2006-01-22 06:24

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RE: partitions
by jaboua on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 10:23 in reply to "partitions"
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I'm not quite sure how this could be done either, however I do know that every UFS2 freebsd-partition/freebsd-slice acts like an extended partition - it contains lots of FFS-partitions, so I gues they might not have implemented it because they didn't need it.

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