Subject: install/36552: sysinst attempts to create a partition which ends beyond the end of disk
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Date: 06/24/2007 19:55:00
>Synopsis: sysinst attempts to create a partition which ends beyond the end of disk
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 24 19:55:00 +0000 2007
>Originator: Chris Gilbert
install taken from 200706200000Z (uname -a not easily available as the NIC doesn't work on the machine)
When installing on a ASUS Pundit to a Maxtor 32049H2 the parition table created by sysinst places the end of the last partition beyond the end of the disk.
The install used the defaults for a full installation to the whole of the disk. The default NetBSD partitions (everything on root, with root auto-growing) were used. The swap partition size was increased from 128MB to 2048MB (note that the install works if 128MB is used)
The disk is a Maxtor 32049H2
(19470MB, 39560 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 39876480 sectors)
It's connected via a siside (SIS 96X UDMA6651)
Manually altering the netbsd partitions to remove the auto-grow for the root partition allows the installation to continue.
The command that fails is:
disklabel -w -r -f /tmp/disktab wd0 'Maxtor 32049H2'
disklabel: partition b: partition extends past end of unit
the contents of /tmp/disktab is:
Maxtor 32049H2 |NetBSDF installation generated:\
Attempt to do a full installation to the whol:dt=unknown:ty=winchester:\
e of a disk.