Subject: Re: putting a NetBSD disklabel on an IDE partition other than the 4th
To: Mirian Crzig Lennox <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/05/1998 17:45:38
Mirian Crzig Lennox writes:
> Has anyone done this successfully?
> I managed to put a NetBSD disklabel on IDE partition 2 with Linux's
> fdisk program

I suspect your problem may have started there. I have no idea if the
Linux tools know what a NetBSD disklabel looks like for real. I
suspect they do not. Stick to just labeling the partition as a NetBSD
partition and let NetBSD handle the disk label.

BTW, if you have a newish BIOS with int13 extensions, the new -current 
boot code WILL handle booting past 1024 cylinders. (new == <month old)

> However, I am
> thwarted by NetBSD's expectation that its disklabel will be on
> partition 4.

NetBSD has no such expectation.