Subject: Re: wedges and what does that mean?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/2006 21:24:26
In article <>,
Eye of the Beholder  <> wrote:
>I followed the instructions at
>to see what wedges are.
>The kernel compiled fine and the result i got is pretty much as the
>dmesg from "SHINY"
>If i understand correctly, this method uses "wedge over mbr/disklabel"
>so don't the usual
>limitations exist ?

Yes, exactly. 

>Is there any way to use wedges without mbr/disklabel partitions ?
>When installing NetBSD sysinst uses the usual disklabel, right ?

There will be; I am waiting for some geometry ioctl to be committed
and then I'll commit the EFI/GPT tool from FreeBSD.

>If yes, i guess sysinst will be changed for NetBSD 4+ (maybe 5) to
>include another
>method of partitioning using wedges and withoug using disklabel at all ?