Subject: Re: A new partition handling scheme: wedges
To: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/26/1998 17:52:58
Charles M. Hannum writes:
> > 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.

Sure, but thats because our install tools suck. With better tools, the
users would never know the difference, and the tools ARE getting
better. Besides, we have to deal with the old labels anyway for back