Subject: Re: putting a NetBSD disklabel on an IDE partition other than the
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/06/1998 23:08:18
> >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.

Um, my i386 -current box has both 165 and 169 partitions on it: one for
1.3.2 (a hedge against disaster) and one for -current shenanigans.

This machine is used for frequent "make build" and my impression is that
any time the disklabel is skimmed and an old partition ID is found, this
message appears on the console. I do see it quite often.

Todd Whitesel
toddpw @