Subject: Re: should sysinst change MBR_PTYPE_386BSD to MBR_PTYPE_NETBSD?
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/14/2003 18:06:44
On 14 Jun 2003, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Alan Barrett <email@example.com> writes:
> > 386BSD type 165 partitions contain disklabels that contain sector
> > numbers relative to the entire disk.
> > Current NetBSD type 169 partitions contain disklabels that contain
> > sector numbers relative to the entire disk. I don't know why NetBSD
> > changed the number when the format did not change.
> I made that change. I did it to permit people to dual boot NetBSD and
I believe that you'd need a custom kernel without
COMPAT_386BSD_MBRPART to actually do that, though. Why is that
still on in GENERIC? As long as there's an option to change the
ID in sysinstall, it's not needed.