Subject: Re: install/20252: sysinst does not align MBR parts on cylinder boundaries on i386
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/09/2003 09:10:18
> The sysinst text implies that partitions will be aligned on cylinder
> boundaries if Megabytes is chosen as the unit of measure.
> However, this is not always the case as this code is MD.

> -	set_sizemultname_meg();
> +	set_sizemultname_cyl();

That looks as though it is changig the default input from meg
to cylinders - which isn't the right thing to do.

I presume, but haven't looked, that the numbers typed in meg are
being converted to cyl using the wrong CHS values.

Part of a (rather large) rework of fdisk I have corrects its output
of the bios CHS parameters for many disks.  I guess sysinst is
using these values.


David Laight: