Subject: Re: sysinst report [was: 1.3Beta]
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Robert.V.Baron <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/06/1997 15:59:00
>From: Ken Hornstein <>
> Yes, I know this .... but the most common thing that clobbers the MBR
> is disklabel.  And the most common reason disklabel does this is the
> NetBSD partition in the MS-DOS partition table does not match the location
> of the "c" partition in disklabel.  _And_ the most common cause of this
> is confusion about translated geometry.

I had not thought of this before.  If the offset of the c paritition is
0 then writing the boot will clobber the mbr.  Maybe disklabel should
insist that the offset must be > 0.