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Re: turning off COMPAT_386BSD_MBRPART in disklabel
On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 05:07:51AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> Are *our* ancient disklabels partition-relative? It's so long ago that
> I'm not sure... but the code in currently in disklabel(8) doesn't appear
> to know anything at all about partition-relative labels.
They are not. This was a major point of divergence between FreeBSD and
> Given the rest of the discussion here, the fact that fixing
> disklabel(8) properly isn't completely trivial, and tls's recent
> experience, I think the feature should just be turned off in
> disklabel... but, just in case, not removed entirely until we branch
For the record, I am pretty sure it was sysinst, not disklabel, which
hosed my disk. Sysinst compiles equivalent code in directly, no?
As it stands now, installing NetBSD on a disk that has previously had
FreeBSD installed in the physically-first MBR partition will destroy
that FreeBSD installation. Not good.
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