Subject: Re: kern/11900: disklabels are broken
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/06/2001 09:52:07
Manuel Bouyer writes:
> On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 07:34:36PM +1100, Geoff Wing wrote:
> > Wolfgang Rupprecht <> wrote:
> > :	Something pretty bad just happened to "wd" disks.  I don't recall 
> > :	seeing a heads-up that disklabels were about to change in some
> > :	serious way.
> > The heads-up was in tech-kern (i386 changed from 8 to 16 partitions).
> And you may also need to recompile disklabel, fdisk, etc ...

I had seen the 16-partition bantering, but to me that sounded like
things were changing in a way that would be transparent to an upgrade.

Is the order of things important (lest one is left with a non-bootable

    build kernel
    reboot new kernel
    build userland
    install userland
    reboot (to clear out daemons running old code)

Wolfgang Rupprecht    <>
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