Subject: Re: Problems running NetBSD or OpenBSD on newer IBM laptops?
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Greg Lehey <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/30/2000 09:59:45
On Wednesday, 29 November 2000 at 23:38:23 +0100, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 09:05:55AM +1030, Greg Lehey wrote:
>> In the last couple of days we've been having a discussion in the
>> FreeBSD mobile list about a bug in newer IBM laptops.  See
>> for more details.
>> Basically, it seems that the IBM BIOS uses partition type 165 for its
>> own purposes, and goes crazy if it doesn't find what it wants in it:
> If type 165 is the problem, then NetBSD will certainly not have that problem,
> since it uses 169 these days.

Correct.  That's what I said further down the message.  That's why I
asked for confirmation.

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