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Re: [Xen-users] bsd disklabel & lvm

  • To: Florian Heigl <florian.heigl@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 22:28:14 +0100
  • Cc: Mark Weinem <mark.weinem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Xen list <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Florian Heigl wrote:
2007/7/21, Mark Weinem <mark.weinem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Florian Heigl wrote:

> For the other posters...
> the disk label defines slices, not partitions. those ain't extended
> partitions either.
> this is a different scheme than msdos's, a bit less stupid in it's design.

Both, "slices" and "partitions" are used synonymously by the BSDs.

I just tried to point out why kpartx can't help accessing the OpenBSD
data in wd0a|b
Thanks for taking the chance of making that pointless.

Was he correct that they're used synonymously? If so, then the slices are what other operating systems call partitions, and your explanation was merely confusing. If not, what's the difference?

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