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Re: partition numbering

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: partition numbering
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 21:45:18 +0200
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"Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sunday 17 April 2005 08:23 pm, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
>> Anyways, GRUB, as a bootloader that uses firmware services, surely must
>> match firmware names and numbering. For example, on x86 you identify
>> disks as "hd0" and "hd1" because this is how the firmware enumerates
>> them.
> Not true. It counts "128" and "129". The user interface wraps firmware for 
> convenince. The view from GRUB is not always identical to what firmware 
> gives.
> What we must respect is what kind of view is convenient for the user, but not 
> how a given firmwqare counts things.

True, but what I meant is that the device numbers are related to the
information as the BIOS gives you and are not related to how the
hardware is connected and configured.


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