Subject: bin/4536: sysinst partition-sizing has misleading defaults..
To: None <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/18/1997 15:32:10
>Number:         4536
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinst partition-sizing has misleading defaults..
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 18 07:35:03 1997
>Originator:     Bill Sommerfeld
>Release:        971114-ish
System: NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA (ORCHARD) #12: Sat Nov 8 09:13:50 EST 1997 i386

	I managed to get to the screen for partition sizing, and 
	filled in a bunch of additional partitions given that there 
	was space left over.
	for sd0h (the last partition), I hit <enter> in response 
	to the size figuring that the number in square brackets was, in fact,
	the default which would be used if i just hit enter.
	sysinst instead made sd0h a zero-sized partition.
	just hit return to the sd0h size request, assuming the [456]
	in brackets was the default..
	don't pay attention to the disklabel summary screen
	watch newfs blow up.

	handle defaults correctly, or refuse to accept a zero-sized partition
	when entering partition sizes.