Subject: install/24738: i386/1.6.2 sysinst trips over old 8-partition disklabel
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/11/2004 02:00:26
>Number:         24738
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       i386/1.6.2 sysinst trips over old 8-partition disklabel
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 11 02:01:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Todd Whitesel
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.2
	NetBSD Developer
System: NetBSD 1.6.2 NetBSD 1.6.2 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Feb 10 21:53:10 UTC 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Something in sysinst does not understand the old 8-partition disklabels.
	Have an old 1.4.1 system with a DOS partition (Win95), and extended DOS
	partition, and a NetBSD area with an 8-partition disklabel (but a modern
	MBR sysid 169). Boot a 1.6.2 i386.iso and install (not upgrade) 1.6.2 --
	choose to retain the old partitions in all cases.
	When you get to the NetBSD area partition map, the partitions will be
	scrambled in the middle of the partition list, as if there was some
	issue mapping the 8-partition disklabel to the new 16-partition format.
	I suppose I could write down all the old partition boundaries, but if I
	really wanted to be running 1.3.2, I already know where to find it...