I'm going to install Solaris8 and need some info about partitioning.
As I understand it, a disklabel has to be added which will occupy sector 0. My first partition starts at cyl 1, so the disklabel will cause no problem. Correct?
Reading the man-pages for fdisk, it says:
"A BSD/SUN type disklabel can describe 8 partitions, the third of which should be a `whole disk' partition."
What is this supposed to mean? ... can describe 8 SUN type partitions I hope, or what happens with the other partitions?
The disk has 11 partitions totally, all four primary used. The "whole disk" partition, is that something like the extended partition, and how does this disklabel/SUN partitioning cooperate with other partitioning schemes?