Subject: Re: sysinstall changes
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/18/1998 14:21:38 writes:
> > with something like pfdisk, and then runs the install script, one of
> > the suggested geometries is through the roof because the cylinder
> > geometry has been translated to the LBA geometry but the number of
> > cylinders didn't change accordingly.
> I fixed this in disklabel, but Charles unfixed this, because of 
> gratuitous printouts.  You divide the secperunit by the new H/S and
> all it well.

I am very adamant on the following:

sysinst must stop parsing dmesg output to get information for
installation. This is non-negotiable. 

ioctls to get the same information are easy for us to implement and use.