Subject: port-i386/5211: i386 sysinst does not deal with new partition ID
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/26/1998 13:07:12
>Number:         5211
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       i386 sysinst does not deal with new partition ID
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 26 10:50:01 1998
>Originator:     Sam Hartman
FundsXpress, INC.
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date>NetBSD-current 1998-03-25
System: NetBSD industrial-algebra 1.3E NetBSD 1.3E (INDUSTRIAL_ALGEBRA) #15: Sat Mar 7 01:06:15 EST 1998 hartmans@industrial-algebra:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/INDUSTRIAL_ALGEBRA i386

I tried building -current install floppies, and found that 

1) the INSTALL kernel is compiled without support for the old
partition ID.  This may be a bad idea because it may make using new
install disks to repair old systems difficult.

2) The sysinst program creates partitions with ID 165 instead of 169.
This is a problem because errors are returned from the disklabel ioctl
in newfs and because the install disk cannot recognize the system it


sysinst fails to generate new partition ID