Names of Windows partitions

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Thu Jun 19 07:07:33 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 09:58:22PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> > On Jun 17, 2008, at 3:37 PM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> >> For a reason which I certainly was once aware of, Ubuntu labels both
> >> (P)ATA and SATA/SCSI devices as sdx.
> > 
> > Indeed, it seems you and David are correct, my apologies. Just booting
> > up the 8.04 CD in a virtual machine which uses a generic IDE device
> > for the drive, I see it being brought up as sda where it would
> > certainly be hda on another (perhaps older) system.
> That is, indeed, the situation.  I believe it changed with the kernel that
> came with Feisty, but it's in the mists of pre-history now :-)

7.04 ... mists of prehistory... Does this make 6.06 some time in
the early stages of the Big Bang?


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