Subject: Re: putting a NetBSD disklabel on an IDE partition other than the
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: port-i386
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 - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.