Subject: Re: putting a NetBSD disklabel on an IDE partition other than the
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/06/1998 17:19:57
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> >In addition, the following in the DOSPTYP_386BSD should be either made more
> >explanatory or nuked:
> >printf("WARNING: old BSD partition ID!\n");
> >It's already known to be confusing to users.
> i know what it means so thoroughly i dont understand whats confusing.
> it means that
> 1) the user booted a -current kernel,
> 2) that kernel expects a -current partition ID,
> 3) and it didn't find any, so
> 4) it's using the old one (and warning the user.)
Right, but, say, what _disk_ is it warning about?
(yeah, i know, it's hard to provide that information, but without that
information the message is _really_ annoying.)
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.