On Sunday,  9 December 2001 at 22:44:52 -0800, Peter Wemm wrote:
> 3) You get a system lockup when booting the *computer* if *any* DD disk
>    is attached anywhere at all.  This is what killed the Thinkpad T20*,
>    A20*, 600X etc.  After all the yelling we did at IBM, it turned out
>    to be FreeBSD's fault.  It also happens on Dell systems.  It kills
>    all IA64 boxes if a FreeBSD/i386 disk is attached anywhere.

What are you talking about?  The IBM lockup was due to the presence of
*Microsoft partition* of type 0xn5, for any value of n.  If these
systems also lock up with a dedicated disk, it's due to some other

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