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Re: GRUB 1.95 is released


From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: GRUB 1.95 is released
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 22:51:43 +0200
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At Sun, 15 Oct 2006 17:31:04 +0200,
Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> 
> * Yoshinori K. Okuji <address@hidden> [061015 16:51]:
> > * Number partitions from 1 instead of 0. For instance, the first
> >   partition of "hd0" is now "hd0,1" but not "hd0,0".
>  
> 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?

IIRC the BSDs, Solaris and GNU/Hurd start counting with 0 for their
disks, it might make sense to be consistent with those operating
systems.

Jeroen Dekkers




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