NetBSD Problem Report #43696

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Subject: 5.1_RC3 Install on large disks fails
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>Number:         43696
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       5.1_RC3 Install on large disks fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Aug 02 13:50:00 +0000 2010
>Originator:     Bob Nestor
>Release:        5.1_RC3
5.1_rc3 (31-Jul-2010 build) amd64
While sysinstall now recognizes large disks, in this case a 1.5TB Seagate, it fails when it tries to partition the disk.  If the disk is partitioned into 256M (/), 1024M (swap), 256M (/var), 500G (/home) and the remainder to /usr, the /home and /usr partitions will be reported as extending beyond the end of the physical disk and the installation will either hang or fail with an error message.


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