Subject: Re: install/13310
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 05/01/2003 10:27:15
> > Still broken with 1.6 and 1.6.1, on a Dell Poweredge 1300, 1400,
> > 2500, 2400, 2650, and the new precision workstation models.
> > Use whole disk doesn't work.
> Use 'whole disk' shouldn't be supported.
> i386 boot disks should have a partition table and the first
> partition should not start earlier than the end of the first track.
Use whole disk generates :
# fdisk wd0
NetBSD disklabel disk geometry:
cylinders: 4160 heads: 8 sectors/track: 63 (504 sectors/cylinder)
BIOS disk geometry:
cylinders: 519 heads: 64 sectors/track: 63 (4032 sectors/cylinder)
3: sysid 169 (NetBSD)
start 63, size 2096577 (1023 MB), flag 0x80
beg: cylinder 0, head 1, sector 1
end: cylinder 518, head 63, sector 63
Which should be valid....
(it also looks right for disks >8GB)
So I wonder what the bios is bleating about.
It could easily be fixed with the new mbr code.
 type ^Z to suspend the install as soon as it starts creating the
filesystems - does destroy the disk though.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org