Subject: Re: nbdisklabel, nbfdisk patch
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 04/28/2005 10:12:39
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On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 01:42:14PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
| On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 05:18:15PM -0500, David Young wrote:
| > Soon I would like to commit the attached patches for disklabel and
| > fdisk host-tools. I have tested on RedHat 8.0 and on NetBSD-curre=
| > and I can get some help to test on NetBSD 1.6.2. It would be grea=
| > somebody would test on FreeBSD and/or OpenBSD.
| > fdisk surprises me on Linux by printing this:
| > command line: primary partition table invalid, no magic in sector=
| > Making partition 0 active.
| > I'm not sure what to make of 'command line:' and that huge sector =
| > but the resulting CompactFlash image does boot my Soekris computer=
| Is your intention that all ports would have a cross built fdisk or j=
| the ones which normally provide one natively? I ask because building
| w. your patch for sparc breaks for instance since it normally uses n=
| so the mbr SUBDIR check doesn't work there and it gets included and =
| on a slightly different tangent....
| shouldn't sparc (and sparc64) and probably a few other ports have an
| fdisk these days...with USB/pcmcia disk support, anyone could be talking
| to a "dos" hard disk...
At this point, fdisk should probably become MI.
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