Subject: Re: A new partition handling scheme: wedges
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/26/1998 10:13:20
"Perry E. Metzger" <> writes:

> Frank van der Linden writes:
> > A problem with this scheme is (if used by default for
> > installations), that it limits the options for coexisting with other
> > systems. If you use 3 MBR entries, there's only one left for another
> > system. I've seen people who want to install 3 different systems on
> > their disk.
> Indeed.
> Why not keep both MBRs and NetBSD labels on the i386 and continue to
> (usually) pack the NetBSD partitions together into one MBR? It works
> just fine, and wedgeconfig should be able to deal with that with only
> minimal hassle.

Users still have to deal with both types of partition tables.  That
sucks.  Do you honestly think a PC user wants to know anything about
BSD `disk labels'?  This single item confuses more people during the
installation process than anything else.