Opensolaris on Extended Partition

Did anybody happen to see this recent flag day message on OpenSolaris?

http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/on/flag-days/pages/2009070201/

Solaris now understands Logical Drives in Extended Partitions.  That means, Solaris can now be installed in extended partitions and it can also mount them.

Most of the systems comes pre-installed with Windows leaving only extended partitions for multiboot.  Linux supported extended partition for a long time.  This feature should have been in Solaris by the time the OpenSolaris distro was released.  Well, better late than never..

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Keep in mind that this is just preliminary support for the OS as a whole to understand Extended Partitions. The installation technologies in OpenSolaris haven't been updated yet to actually take advantage of this. We're working that out right now in the Caiman project.

Posted by Glenn Lagasse on July 09, 2009 at 06:38 PM IST #

Ah! yes, Caiman installer does not support it yet. I believe live upgrade should be able to support extended partition.

Posted by Jayakara Kini on July 11, 2009 at 04:47 AM IST #

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