Subject: need help to change the id 165 to 169
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: c5666305 <email@example.com>
Date: 03/03/1998 10:07:31
I recently tried to change the partition id from 165 to 169 with no
success. When the system was rebooted, it went into debug mode point
the vm_page flaut with bcopy (hex address). Any one know the procedure
to fix this problem. Thanks.
> NetBSD-current/i386 has now an own ID for its partition
> in the MBR partition table.
> The new ID is 169 decimal, A9 hex.
> READ THIS IF YOU WANT YOUR NEXT KERNEL TO
> ACCESS THE DISK!
> A new kernel config option, "COMPAT_386BSD_MBRPART",
> allows to use the old ID (165). The GENERIC config file
> contains an example.
> The bootloader has a similar compatibility option; it is enabled
> per default in its Makefile for now.
> Both bootloader and kernel will issue a warning if you use
> the old ID.
> The transition works as follows:
> -build a new kernel with "option COMPAT_386BSD_MBRPART"
> and install it
> -recompile the bootcode in arch/i386/stand/biosboot and install
> it on your disk ("installboot")
> -reboot - the warnings should appear
> -with "fdisk -u", change the partition ID from 165 to 169
> -reboot again - no warnings anymore
> best regards