SunOS 4.x boot disk layout
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Mar 27 14:29:49 CST 2005
Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner wrote:
> -spc (Can't imagine *why* partition C needs to be the whole disk ... )
It needs to 'C' the whole disk. All this talk of disks and MSDOS reminds
me of when
I was looking at primeval C online a few days back and the UNIX
was something like char name, short unsigned int inode. While I
don't know how
big a unix disk block is that is still about the range of DOS's limit of
32 MEG/ disk.
It is only once you got windows DID C take up the whole disk and small
became BLOATWARE. The same thing in hindsight seems to be what happened
with the VAX, and the 11 dropped.
It does seem odd that DEC had the better product with the PDP-11 and
UNIX 10 years
before PC's came out yet missed the Personal Computer market totally.
Ben alias woodelf.
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