I am wondering whether there is a good reason for not putting FreeBSD in a
DOS extended partition.
Good luck booting it.
Do you mean as long as I can boot it, the kernel itself has no problem
with being putting into a DOS extended partition?
Loader(8) can't grok it and the kernel can't mount it as root.
Actually, that's not entirely true.
The problem with booting is that you cannot mark an extended partition
entry as 'active' (without some nasty, nonstandard hacks).
If that were possible, it would be trivial to improve the loader to deal
with that case. The kernel most certainly can mount an extended partition
as root, however.
I know this is a minor subject. But Why Linux can be put in an extended
partition while FreeBSD cannot? I can not find anywhere (e.g.
kern/subr_diskslice.c) in the kernel that prevents this and I know LILO
can boot FreeBSD. If it is the problem of booteasy, then we can use other
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