Patent Number: 6,298,427

Title: Method and apparatus for mapping hard disk partitions and block devices to logical drives in a computer system

Abstract: A computer system includes at least one processor and at least one computer-readable drive. The at least one computer-readable drive includes at least one partition. The computer system further includes manufacturing process code having instructions for causing the processor to build prescribed internal data structures necessary to support the at least one partition subsequent an initial preparation of the at least one computer-readable drive, further without requiring a system reboot to have access to the at least one computer-readable drive.

Inventors: Beelitz; Alan E. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.

International Classification: G06F 3/06 (20060101); G06F 012/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018