Subject: Re: putting a NetBSD disklabel on an IDE partition other than the
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/06/1998 23:38:10
>Do you have two disks, one with 165 and the other with 169?

... because if it's one one disk, then I was about to request a to
change to the 1.3.3 INSTALL and GENERIC kernels that'd break your
setup -- on the assumption that rescuing a -current (with 169 ID)
that's co-existing with FreeBSD, is more likely than your setup.

The rationale is something like: 

If you have -current, you're presumablyed capable of rebuilding your
own nstall media, using a kernel-config option to disable using a 169
ID if present; but if you're a naive user who just wants to install
1.3.3 to coexist with FreeBSD (by creating a 169 partition with a
third-party fdisk, like FreeBSD's, before starting sysinst) you dont
have that luxury.

See the message about Samba performance for the lossage that can ensue
if you try setting up two partitions with 165 :-(.