Tech | Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Opensolaris on Extended Partition

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

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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