[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #572] (In Progress) Installer: no option to set geometry/corrupts partition table
Antonio M. Huete Jimenez via Redmine
bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Sat Mar 9 12:32:43 PST 2013
Issue #572 has been updated by tuxillo.
Status changed from New to In Progress
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Is this still relevant?
>From what I could read, the whole point was being able to specify geometry for a disk on the installer. I don't know whether it would be worthy nowadays.
Bug #572: Installer: no option to set geometry/corrupts partition table
Status: In Progress
I installed the 1.8.0 release from the liveCD and it screwed up my
partition table. How can I set the drive geometry so that the installer
will use my c/h/s values instead of the (possibly incorrect) values said
to be obtained from BIOS?
I noticed this problem in FreeBSD but it seems to have been mitigated by
the installer offering a "G" option to set drive geometry around 6.1/6.2
release, not sure exactly when.
I posted a question on the users list on Feb. 26 but hearing nothing
(and wanting to install Dfly 1.8.0 release) I am posting here on bugs.
Someone with a multiboot setup who doesn't track changes to his
partition table can suffer loss of data because of this error. It could
be a relatively serious problem, especially for newbies to multibooting
as symptoms probably won't appear immediately, it will be difficult to
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