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Re: GRUB 1.95 is released

From: Stefan Reinauer
Subject: Re: GRUB 1.95 is released
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 17:52:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Vladimir Serbinenko <address@hidden> [061015 17:36]:
> >Hm. What's the reason for being inconsistent here?
> >
> >If changing the partition naming scheme, I would have thought it'd
> >become hd1,1. But why is the first disk 0 and the first partition 1?
> >
> >Using Linux style names might make sense as well... hda1,...
> It was already discussed plenty of times and the answer is that with 
> BIOS it's impossible to guess the linux's names, so it would just 
> confuse the users

Sorry if I missed that. Counting disks from 0 and partitions from 1 
will not confuse the users, because ...? ;-)

You are right, using Linux conventions is hard to do, as this has a lot
to do with how drivers are implemented and in which order they are
executed. Note it was only a side thought of my mail, while the original
intent, an inconsistent numbering scheme, is still an issue.

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