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Re: SOLVED (Re: How to create a large filesystem?)

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 04:17:50PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 07:49:21AM -0700, Brook Milligan wrote:
> > Sorry to be naive, but how did you get the dk0 device?  Are you using 
> > 
> >       options DKWEDGE_AUTODISCOVER
> > 
> > in your kernel.  If this is added to the guide or man pages (it should
> > be!), please include this part of the information in addition to what
> > you posted.
> The GENERIC kernel on x86 has GPT based autodiscovery.

Yes, and it shouldn't, because one of the methods configured by default
completely hoses overall disk detection on systems which have both GPT
and MBR partition tables (typically because they've been switched from
GPT to MBR, e.g. by repartitioning a Mac originally installed with OS X)
and makes it impossible to install NetBSD.

> Joerg

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
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