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Re: 1-based partition numbering

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: 1-based partition numbering
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 21:53:59 +0200
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On Monday 05 June 2006 21:14, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-05 at 21:04 +0200, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > So I have changed the partition numbering to 1-based. The strategy is
> > that we use 1-based only for the string representation of a device, while
> > keeping 0-based internally. I think this is more intuitive for hacking. I
> > assume that I have modified all relevant parts, but I might have missed
> > some parts. If you find anything not working well, let me know.
> If I understand correctly, that means a user will specify "(hd,1)" to
> mean "the first partition on device 'hd'", where they used to specify
> "(hd,0)"?


> I'm very happy to see that; I agree with the decision. However, I was a
> bit surprised as well. I haven't been following grub-devel that closely
> recently, but I didn't see any proposal about it. Did I miss it?

Sorry, this has not been discussed here at all. Do you remember that we talked 
about this on the irc? You mentioned that it would be better to use 1-based, 
and Marco didn't have any objection, and I didn't, either.


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