Doug White wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Doug Barton wrote:
> >       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.

Even though this does not directly affect -STABLE right now (I hope?), I
think it'd probably be a good idea to maybe turn off the dangerously
dedicated option in sysinstall (or at least turn the question off). At
least in -CURRENT if nowhere else, so no one shoots themself in the

This would defititely help out at work, as I would no longer get the
question from all of our users during the install "Should I be dedicated
or not?"

thomas r. stromberg                                  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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