|From:||"Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:00:44 +0100|
It's tangential that modern machines 'don't use' c/h/s; the issue is that the partition table is designed around c/h/s values and that's how space gets allocated. When you use fdisk you can certainly allocate things in terms of tracks or cyls or megs or what have you, but the partition table contains c/h/s values and the map is built around this geometry. There's no other common point of control for multiple OS coexistence; how else can partition boundaries be respected?
All the other BSDs installers make provisions for preventing this...that being the case, I don't understand the skepticism or the surprise! It hardly seems reasonable that all these other variants make a provision to deal with an issue that is obsolete or irrelevant. Rather, it seems extremely critical. If I understand correctly that the DFly installer was taken from the FreeBSD installer, then I am hoping it will be a very simple matter to add the G option to DFly's installer.
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