Subject: Re: sysinst MBR partition bug on fresh install?
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/24/2004 01:14:01
On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 06:27:11PM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> For reasons I won't bother to explain, I tried to do a fresh install of 
> -current (from Friday's source tree) on a disk with a Windows partition.
> As best I can tell, it was skipping the step about asking about MBR 
> partitions, or asking me if I wanted to use part or all of the disk for 
> NetBSD -- it went straight to the NetBSD partition dialog.  Maybe the 
> MBR partition stuff came later, but it listed the entire capacity of 
> the drive as available; it didn't subtract out the Windows partition.
> Can anyone else confirm this?

Be sure to have a clean and recent source tree to build sysinst.  I
committed a fix for that in rev. 1.86 of sysinst/disks.c.

Quentin Garnier.