Subject: Re: sysinst report [was: 1.3Beta]
To: Robert.V.Baron <email@example.com>
From: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/05/1997 23:27:42
>I've never see this happen. Typically, when you give the controller
>what it does not like it wedges and you need to reboot. I didn't
>have the MBR written to the wrong place (although, I guess it might have
>been). I had the MBR (at 0) zeroed.
>I do remember now that I was asked during my installation if I wanted
>to erase the disk. I said yes. If this blew away my MBR, yikes!
So, I guess you have seen that happen, eh? :-) This is what I'm
talking about. It means you gave a different partition offset for
your NetBSD partition in the MS-DOS partition table than you did
>I know that in 1.2 installations I've occasionally been asked that
>question and I thought it was stupid to ask but benign.
Now, the case where this happened a few weeks ago, I didn't use sysinst;
I guess that snapshot didn't support it. I used the old install procedure,
so I don't know if sysinst handles this better (from what Jonathan said,
I gather that it does).