Subject: Re: New "release" snapshot
To: Bob Nestor <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/17/1999 22:00:43
On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, Bob Nestor wrote:
> Frederick Bruckman (email@example.com) wrote:
> >This upcoming NetBSD-1.4.2 release will be the first, for mac68k, to
> >include the new installation kernel as a binary. Look under
> >"installation/inskernel". Resizing of and creating partitions is known
> >not to work, but changing partition types, as well as all the MI
> >functions, should work OK. Try it!
> The problem of not being able to resize or create partitions is described
> in PR 8434. There's also a patch in there that seems to fix the problem -
> on my system at least. If anyone is adventerous, has the ability to
> build their own kernels and wants to try this out I'd appreciate the
I confess not to understand. What's the "disklabel -r" for? Doesn't
the mac68k sysinstall manipulate the native apple partition map?
Anything else could be very lossy on the next reboot, when MacOS
recognizes a different map than NetBSD. In contrast, the i386
sysinstall identifies and uses the _unused_ section of the disk, which
works well for dual boot systems.