Subject: bin/3267: disklabel manpages does not mention sparc/sun3 gotchas
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/28/1997 12:02:12
>Number:         3267
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       disklabel manpages does not mention sparc/sun3 gotchas
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 28 04:20:02 1997
>Originator:     David Brownlee
<a href=">Monochrome</a>
>Release:        Dec 10 1996
System: NetBSD 1.2B NetBSD 1.2B (GENERIC) #11: Tue Dec 10 00:24:14 MET 1996 pk@flambard:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/GENERIC sparc

	On sparc (& I believe sun3) disklabel normally produces a sunos
	compatible disklabel. The partitions _must_ start and end on
	cylinder boundaries, but there is no mention of this in the
	disklabel manpage. Also using disklabel -r can cause Bad Things
	to happen (with respect to wanting to boot from the drive).

	Setup a disklabel with partitions not on cylinder boundaries, then
	wonder why it cannot be written.
	Add notes to the manpage.