disklabel format incompatible with freebsd-4?

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sat Jun 11 08:42:45 PDT 2005

   Basically the issue with the disk label is that it's bigger.  Older 
   FreeBSD disklabels were organized like this:


   And are in fact compatible with our new larger disklabel with a few minor
   changes.  HOWEVER, newer FreeBSD disklabels which support UFS and UFS2
   booting are organized like this:


   And do not have any free space and are thus not compatible with our new
   larger disklabel :-(.  That's just the way it is.  DragonFly should 
   recognize and support a FreeBSD disklabel but it won't work the other
   way around.  I don't recommend mixing partitions anyway.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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