Supporting More Partitions

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| Alan Cox explained, "this was proposed ages ago. Al Viro vetoed sparse minors
| and it has been stuck this way ever since. If you have > 15 partitions use
| device mapper for it. I'd prefer it fixed but it's arguable that device
| mapper is the right way to punt all our partitioning to userspace".


GNU/Linux Partitioning: A Myth

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| It’s annoying to read so much about partitioning under GNU/Linux being hard.
| Though I have installed various distributions (and still installing) for
| about 50 times in a year (without exaggeration) for myself, my friends and
| known people; this claim about “Partitioning under GNU/Linux is hard” is
| really baseless since I’ve never faced such complication till now even though
| I am not an extremely advanced user. * *

Vista scoots to new boot, but it's still kinda rooted

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| While Microsoft would like the world to believe that anyone running Windows
| has no need of any other operating system, that attitude doesn?t cut much
| mustard with many of its users.
| Why settle for one OS when your PC is easily capable of running two or
| more?
| [...]
| One of the more questionable tactics that Microsoft has implemented in
| Vista is to automatically overwrite any existing MBR during the
| installation process without asking if you mind or giving you an option
| to back up.
| Microsoft says that the Windows installation system can't intelligently
| interrogate an existing non-MS MBR, although such features are quite
| common in the install routine for other OSes.
| It also argues that an "official" Vista MBR is required for security
| features -- such as measured boot, which works with Trusted Platform
| Module (TPM)-enabled chips to check that the OS hasn't been hacked or
| altered each time it boots -- to work correctly.

Geek in Paradise - Vista Upgrade

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| As the HP Advisor disc was in the process of finishing, the machine
| froze solid. After giving it 5 minutes of no disk activity, I reset
| the machine to be greeted by a lovely blinking cursor. I put the
| Vista disc in and booted into a repair installation, where I ran the
| Repair tool. My hunch was proved correct when it returned a corrupted
| MBR, which it had fixed. Thinking all was well, I rebooted to be
| greeted with a black screen (no blinking cursor). Well, there's
| something more going on so I rebooted into the repair tool and let
| it do it's thing. This time, it found a Corrupted Partition table
| which it then said it repaired. Awesome! Next reboot was greeted by
| the same black screen, so I figured the other partition was corrupt
| as well and let the repair tool run again and fix the partition
| table again. Reboot, same thing...