DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-08
Re: fdisk issue
:Hm, but I think this never really happens! FreeBSD doesn't do that (they
:even don't have an option to set all 1's), and I think no one ever had
:problems with it.
Well, I've come across systems where you have to have all 1's in
there if you have an oversized disk or it doesn't work. I have
also come across systems where the reverse is true. And I've come
across other systems where nothing works unless you go into setup
and explicitly put the disk into Large mode.
It's annoying for sure, especially with laptops because sometimes
you have to pop the hard drive just to get the thing to boot from
CD, even with the boot order set to CD-first.
I don't think there is a satisfactory solution that works for all
cases. At this point I think more systems probably expect all 1's
then expect wrapped numbers but that is just a guess.