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Re: disk vs partition numbering

From: Tristan Gingold
Subject: Re: disk vs partition numbering
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 06:01:15 +0100
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On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 11:09:59AM +0100, adrian15 wrote:
> >On Wednesday 13 December 2006 09:59, adrian15 wrote:
> >>> For them their first hard disk (Who is going to have a zero-hard disk in
> >>> the real world. It has no sense) is C:, but you could name it 1.
> >>> And when they partition their hard disk they suppose that the first cut
> >>> it is the 1 not the 0.
> >
> >And you could name it 0.
> This is in computing world... but if you go to a building you go to the 
> ground floor or to the 1st floor but you not do go to the 0th floor!
That's a pretty interesting example.  In US and Japan ground floor is 1st floor
while in *some* other countries (such as France) ground floor is 0th floor.
I concluded that some conventions are not universal and one have to choose


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