8.0rc1 not recognizing partitions on EPIA SN
gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Sun Oct 18 15:32:54 UTC 2009
On Sun, 18 Oct 2009, Daniel Nebdal wrote:
> 2009/10/17 Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no>:
>> Antony Mawer <lists at mawer.org> writes:
>>> Am I correct in reading this as saying that -any- system which was
>>> setup as dangerously dedicated will be unbootable under 8.0, and the
>>> only way to fix is to basically repartition and reinstall...? If so
>>> ... !!!
>> You brought it upon yourself by setting it up that way in the first
>> place. It's called *dangerously* dedicated for a reason.
> Indeed, though I was under the impression that the reason was "nothing
> else will understand this", not "we might not support this in the
As I understand things, the problems are partially due to a bug in older
versions of sysinstall that created incorrect disklables in DD mode, and
partially due to the new GEOM partitioning modules, which now parse these
ambiguous disk labels differently.
You can get around this by compiling a custom kernel and using the old
partitioning modules (use GEOM_MBR and GEOM_BSD rather than GEOM_PART),
but you may well just be postponing the problem as I believe the old
modules were planned to be removed at some point.
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