> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Doug Barton wrote:
> > > Disk geometry stuffup, or a 'real' disk error.
> > 
> >     Well, I put my money on real disk error, but only because it
> > vindicates my position that we shouldn't have switched to this new kind of
> > disk in the first place. 
> > 
> >     As for geometry, I tried both with and without "dangerously
> > dedicated." My understanding was that if I used the dos partition entry
> > method that we should be able to pick up the geometry correctly, but
> > should I try the old dos fdisk trick as well? Also, would the adaptec
> > setting to translate >1G be affecting this? It's on currently, which it is
> > on all my other motherboards of similar vintage. 
> Your boot disk is now *required* (or will be very very soon) to have a
> proper slice table in -CURRENT; dedicated disks are deprecated in order to
> get a smarter boot0.
> Speaking of boot0 you might try using boot0cfg to force packet mode.
> Doug White                    |  FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]     |  www.FreeBSD.org

As the author of the new parts of boot0: "No".  You are not required to
have a proper slice table for -CURRENT.  It is recommended, as you have
to have it to use boot0, but you couldn't use the old boot0 with dedicated
disks, either.  Basically, only use dedicated modes _if_ the non-dedicated
mode does not work.  Also, if that happens, please let us know it is broke
so we can fix it.  Thanks.


John Baldwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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