Re: "Torn between two OS" - Solaris vs Linux
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 01:21:42 +0000
On Sunday 02 January 2005 5:53 pm in alt.solaris.x86 Shmuel (Seymour J.)
>>Solaris creates its own extended partition containing
>>slices in one of the 4 Primary fdisk Partitions.
>>It can't be installed into a Extended DOS Partition.
> That sounds like a good reason to migrate to Linux rather than
> Solaris. Or has SUN announced plans to fix it?
It does actually make sense.
Solaris X86 uses a DOS primary partition as a container for
a standard SunOS disk layout, complete with BSD disk label.
So Solaris sees the expected label and 8 slices, giving full
compatibility for the price of a single indirection.
Chosing the same partition label as Linux swap was a tad
confusing, but there is probably some historic misunderstanding
involved and I am not sure who trod on whose toes in this case.
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