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Re: Large disk access
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Szilveszter Adam wrote:
> > But tell me, how does one use a Win boot floppy to allocate space for
> > OpenBSD ? I think you can carve a space for OpenBSD, but how do you then
> Well I do not know for sure if you can change the partition type with MS
> fdisk, but if yes, then a win boot-floppy is fine. In fact any OS's fdisk
> is fine for as long as it lets you create the partitions that you need and
> change the type to A6.
> However, you should be aware that some people do not advise to use such
> techniques. And what I think is this: it is sad that you need another OS to
> partition your large IDE disks the way you want for OpenBSD.
Like somebody wrote later on in, pfdisk also seems to fit the bill. But
due to repeated warnings (read here and there) that it is not a very wise
thing to use another OSes fdisk to change the stuff for ur OS, I was too
wary to do it. (I did end up doing in the end though). Is there any
"real" or know problem encountered by somebody who has done this; or is it
just a preffered practice ?
BTW, like you said, it is a real sad thing that we would have to depend on
another OS to do things for OpenBSD. Real sad ...