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Re: GRUB2 - testing report, hppa support?

From: Jan C. Kleinsorge
Subject: Re: GRUB2 - testing report, hppa support?
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 11:51:30 +0100
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Vincent Pelletier wrote:
> Le mardi 05 décembre 2006 20:46, Yoshinori K. Okuji a écrit :
>>> Oh, btw, it's HIGHLY confusing that disks start at 0, partitions at
>>> 1. Could you please fix it and make it consequently? either hd1,1
>>> or hd0,0, but not hd0,1 or hd1,0.
>> No. It is consistent with most operating systems, so less confusing to the
>> user. GRUB Legacy used 0-based counting for partitions, and I have received
>> an uncountable number of complaints. Thus it is really a bad idea to make
>> GRUB inconsistent against other systems.
> But by changing the numbering, we void both the learning effort of the 
> people "who knows" and the answering effort they spent with people "who don't 
> know". At least, that's my position regarding to the change.
> By changing it we might both face the complaints of the people - like me :) - 
> who think the two numberings are inconsistent and the people who would have 
> anyway complained about starting from 0, because disks are still numbered 
> >from 0... We may also face complaints from the people who already complained 
> about starting from 0 - and eventually accepted it - and who will have to 
> learn again now...
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An escape from this 'felt' inconsistency could be to index the drives
with alphabetic characters instead.


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