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Re: /boot/loader question

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 07:41:47 +0100

On Wednesday, 8. December 2004 23:45, Michel Talon wrote:
> >> ...i should extend fdisk to also show extended slice information.
> >
> > What a great idea!  I notice that NetBSD's fdisk already does that.
> >
> > I've also been looking thru the code for the linux fdisk which, IMHO,
> > is the best of all.  In addition to listing the extended partition
> > without asking, it even lets you edit a BSD disklabel.
> In fact there is only one invariant, FreeBSD fdisk sucks badly. The fdisk 
> embedded in sysinstall is better. It copes correctly with the geometry 
> problem i mentioned, is able to compute the correct c/h/s corresponding to 
> your choices without requiring a separate calculator like the command line 
> fdisk does ... 

actually i don't think that getting thr geometry right is still needed 
nowadays. practically all modern BIOSes support packet mode, and it is the 
default in dragonfly. CHS just doesn't work for drives larger than 8 GB.


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