NetBSD Problem Report #20277

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Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 18:56:51 +1100 (EST)
Subject: NetBSD disklabel(8) destroys label written by Solaris
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>Number:         20277
>Category:       port-sparc64
>Synopsis:       NetBSD disklabel(8) destroys label written by Solaris
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-sparc64-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb 10 07:58:00 +0000 2003
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6N
System: NetBSD u10 1.6N NetBSD 1.6N (GENERIC) #0: Fri Feb 7 15:41:44 CET 2003 sparc64
Architecture: sparc64
Machine: sparc64
NetBSD and Solaris can coexist on the same disk without any problems.
However, if the disklabel is modified by NetBSD's disklabel(8), it
becomes unreadable from Solaris.

1. Install Solaris.
2. Modify the disklabel with NetBSD's disklabel(8).
3. Observe that Solaris will no longer boot.

Workaround: Don't modify the disklabel in NetBSD :)

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