Subject: Re: nbdisklabel, nbfdisk patch
To: matthew green <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-toolchain
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=
t if
  |    > somebody would test on FreeBSD and/or OpenBSD.
  |    >=20
  |    > fdisk surprises me on Linux by printing this:
  |    >=20
  |    > 	command line: primary partition table invalid, no magic in sector=
  |    > 	Making partition 0 active.
  |    >=20
  |    > I'm not sure what to make of 'command line:' and that huge sector =
  |    > but the resulting CompactFlash image does boot my Soekris computer=
  |    >=20
  |   =20
  |    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=
o fdisk
  |    so the mbr SUBDIR check doesn't work there and it gets included and =
blows up.
  | 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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