Subject: Re: should sysinst change MBR_PTYPE_386BSD to MBR_PTYPE_NETBSD?
To: <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/14/2003 17:16:57
> Current FreeBSD type 165 partitions contain disklabels that contain
> sector numbers relative to the MBR partition (what FreeBSD calls a
> "slice").  I don't know why FreeBSD changed the format without also
> changing the number.

Or how they managed any sort of compatibility across the change...

In any case I would therefore expect that a FreeBSD type 165
partitition is actually more likely than an old NetBSD one.

Which makes flipping the partition type stupidly dangerous.


David Laight: