DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2008-04
Re: Installer seems to overwrite partition table
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
:> Didn't I want to change the default back to -C? I think it is very bad t=
:> o create a slice table which hangs some machines.
:Yep, but I think Matt was against it. I wouldn't change the default
:itself, but instead modify the installer to use -C by default (or at
:least make it an option).
Using -C will break more things then it will fix. Hard drives
have been large enough to overflow the CHS fields for years now,
and wrapped values can confuse the hell out of bioses probably even
worse now verses using all 1's.
Agreed. But it is desireable for those of us that have screwed bioses,
to be able to install DragonFly on it without the need to perform all
the installation commands by hand (fdisk, cpdup etc.), just because
the installer does not pass "-C" to fdisk.
I'd like to see a "options for fdisk" setting in the installer, in the
same way as you can specify options to newfs (at least in FreeBSD).