NetBSD and OpenBSD label geoms.

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Feb 11 02:45:00 PST 2005

In message <20050211102323.GA4287 at>, "Loren M. Lang" writes:
>I have a quad-boot system with Gentoo Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and
>NetBSD.  I was disappointed to see that none of the BSD's can see each
>other.  (Linux could read at least 2 if not all of them.)  So, I'd like
>to rectify that by making FreeBSD be able to read the NetBSD disklabel
>and then OpenBSD's disklabel.  I'm thinking it will be easiest to copy
>the FreeBSD disklabel geom and modify it to work with NetBSD, and then
>merge it back into the FreeBSD disklabel code if it's still very

I belive all you need to do is to increase MAXPARTITIONS.

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