Subject: Re: partitioning MS-DOS problems -- aargh!
To: Ian Fitchet <I.D.Fitchet@fulcrum.co.uk>
From: Scott Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/19/1994 16:42:01
The first and most important rule of sharing a disk with MS-DOS and
NetBSD is this: both OSs must agree on the geometry of the disk. For
the sake of simplicity, I use the native geometry on the disk (which is
reported by NetBSD at boot).
The second rule is to make sure that you don't ask DOS to cross the
1024-cylinder barrier. If you have to (and I did on one of my disks), you
should put the DOS partition on the disk *before* installing NetBSD to
avoid this problem. (The disk, coincidentally, is the same WD disk
you're having problems with.)
Hope this helps,