Subject: Re: should sysinst change MBR_PTYPE_386BSD to MBR_PTYPE_NETBSD?
To: David Laight <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/14/2003 12:25:20
David Laight <> writes:
> 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.

Depends. I know lots of people with really old installs out there....

> Which makes flipping the partition type stupidly dangerous.

It certainly shouldn't do it without asking, or at least without
determining for sure that it is a NetBSD partition.

Perry E. Metzger