Subject: Re: port-i386/27080: Cannot change type/install on unknown MBR partition
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/29/2004 21:09:10
> 	In sysinst selecting 'Edit MBR partition' and attempting to select
> 	a partition of type 5 'Unknown (5)' fails as it is not possible to
> 	change the kind - option a cannot be selected.
> >How-To-Repeat:
> 	Set an MBR partition to type 5 and be unable to install

Partition type 5 is special - it is the value used to the links of
the extended partition chain.
You should be able to change/delete such a partition provided the
extended chain itself is empty.


David Laight: