Subject: Re: should sysinst change MBR_PTYPE_386BSD to MBR_PTYPE_NETBSD?
To: William Allen Simpson <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/15/2003 22:43:12
On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 02:12:58PM -0400, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> On the question posed by the Subject, please don't change any type
> On a related question, please support the MBR_PTYPE and disklabel
> formats from OpenBSD.
> Likewise, support the MBR_TYPE and disklabel format for FreeBSD.
> (I have several systems that I haven't upgraded from OpenBSD to NetBSD,
> because they have a lot of data on a second drive that I cannot read
> with NetBSD on the first drive. If NetBSD can support MSDOS and Linux,
> it should be able to handle other *BSDs.)
This is probably just a matter of changing the partition type in the MBR
of the disk, or at worse saving the disklabel from OpenBSD, and rewriting it
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference