Subject: Re: i386 booting, take 2
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/21/1998 10:54:36
On Sep 21, Charles M. Hannum wrote
> > >* Incorporate the method I suggested of matching BIOS geometries to
> > >  disks, so that the defaults we choose are right for almost everyone.
> > 
> > No, I don't agree with this method for the following reasons:
> > 
> >         a) It may force 4k frags
> Quite frankly, that's a *PATHETIC* reason to make the user deal with
> multiple geometries.  Fix sysinst/newfs/whatever; don't make life
> arbitrarily difficult for people!

Actually, I think this only requires a small change to newfs. I'll look
at this next week-end, or one evening this week if I have some time.

Removing this limitation would be good, for sure.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.