Subject: install/10185: 1.4X install creates bogus swap partition
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/23/2000 12:31:45
>Number:         10185
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       1.4X creates swap partition with 0 length but non-zero offset
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 23 12:06:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Michael Richardson
>Release:        NetBSD 1.4X -- 2000-04-16 snapshot
Sandelman Software Works 
System: NetBSD pzero 1.4Q NetBSD 1.4Q (XTERM) #19: Sat Feb 5 20:02:59 EST 2000 i386

	I installed a system that has 192Mb of ram. I don't want any swap for now.
	I answered zero to swap question. A stock 1.4X kernel died. A 1.4N kernel
	(previously built) didn't mind.

	I used disklabel -e wd0 to create a "b" partition with offset 0 and size 0.
	When I had done "disklabel wd0" I got a warning that partition b had a non-zero
	offset but a zero size.