Subject: port-pmax/6303: Problem with NetBSD 1.3.2 pmax installation notes
To: None <>
From: Terry R. Friedrichsen <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/15/1998 09:56:50
>Number:         6303
>Category:       port-pmax
>Synopsis:       sysinst disk partitioning in megabyte units fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 15 09:35:04 1998
>Originator:     Terry R. Friedrichsen
	Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
>Release:        NetBSD-1.3.2 CD 12-May-1998
	pmax NetBSD-1.3.2 sysinst
System: netbsd 1.3.2 pmax

	Telling sysinst to do partitioning in megabyte units can complain
	that partitions overlap even when they're carefully constructed not
	It's difficult to give exact instructions without having the exact
	same disk drive on hand, but I was partitioning an RZ-28 and telling
	the g partition to start at 161 with a size of 845 (which makes it
	end at 1006) and the h partition to offset to 1006 (so it should
	begin at the end of partition g and *not* overlap) with a size of
	1001 (to reach to the end of the disk).

	Under this circumstance, sysinst reports that the g and h partitions
	overlap.  Note that you have to specify at least the filesystem type
	as sysinst apparently does not check "unused" partitions.
	This is the sort of thing that's probably hard to get just precisely
	right.  Personally, I'd just bag megabyte partitioning and tell the
	user the megabyte equivalents when partitioning by cylinders or