Subject: Re: How to warn about disks with obsolescent MBR id 165?
To: Robert V. Baron <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 11/09/1998 11:47:02
>> WARNING: MBR ID 165 for NetBSD is obsolete. See installboot(8) for upgrading.
>I like this message. It is very clear.
Hm. OK, the patch I submitted to 1.3.3 has Todd Vierling's suggestion:
"WARNING: disk appears to be old-NetbSD or FreeBSD. See installboot(8).\n"
Would you prefer it was changed (back) to the "very clear" message?
> disks anymore. Will that cause problems for anyone?
>Fraid not. FreeBSD seems to look for a disklabel rather than the
>partition id. So it (3.0 -current) is forever telling me:
I had used Freebsd-2.2.5, which didnt grok 169. I'm told 2.2.7 is
fine. But if Freebsd-3.0 enforces slice boundaries, the right thing
to do is to set up FreeBSD mounts for the native slices, surely?