Tech | Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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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Comments ( 2 )
  • Glenn Lagasse Thursday, July 9, 2009

    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.


  • Jayakara Kini Friday, July 10, 2009

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


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