Subject: Re: sysinst report [was: 1.3Beta]
To: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert.V.Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 12/06/1997 15:59:00
>From: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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.