Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > - The MBR partition table is not "obsolete", it's a part of the PC > architecture specification.
Its design is antique. Or rather: it's missing a design. See other mail for the reasons. For FreeBSD, it's obsolete since we don't need to rely on fdisk slices. (Or rather: it's optional. We can make good use of it when it's there, but we don't need to insist on it being there.) > You do realise that "DD" mode does include a (invalid) MBR partition > table (now valid, courtesy of a long-needed fix), right? Yes, of course, one that is basically ignored by everything. It has always been there, back since 386BSD 0.1. 386BSD 0.0 didn't recognize fdisk tables at all, but could only live on a disk by its own (as any other BSD before used to). > I'd love to never hear those invalid, unuseful, misleading opinions > from you again. ETOOMANYATTRIBUTES? :-) As long as you keep the feature of DD mode intact, i won't argue. If people feel like creating disks that aren't portable to another controller, they should do. I don't like this idea. But to be honest, see my other article: i never argued to make this the default or a recommended strategy in any form. It should only remain intact at all. Back to the subject, the current warning however, is pointless, and has the major drawback to potentially hide important console messages. -- cheers, J"org .-.-. --... ...-- -.. . DL8DTL http://www.sax.de/~joerg/ NIC: JW11-RIPE Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-) To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message