Subject: Re: when did newfs go insane?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1999 21:12:55
On Sun, Apr 11, 1999 at 03:10:01PM -0400, John F. Woods wrote:
> > You're a victim of (somefakeycylindernumner,255,63) geometry.
> > I don't know how the details work, but if you use a
> > (somefakecylindernumber*15,17,63) geometry you'll be fine.
> Can I deposit that geometry into the BSD disklabel while keeping the
> real fake geometry ("what???") in the DOS MBR label?
> Anyway, I still think newfs was changed at some point, because this partition
> is _already_ in use with supposedly illegal geometry.

maybe it was changed for 1.2... I remember having seen this problem a long
time ago.