openbsd install ends in tears

my last adventure with openbsd 5.1 was very positive. so i wanted another look, and decided to install openbsd to multi-boot my main computer.

what should have been a realtively quick & easy task last night, has runover :'( alas, i spent the rest of the night trying to recover my partitions. openbsd wiped my partition table and replaced with it's own version, without even confirming!!

lesson learnt.. no playing with unknown toys in live production systems!

update: to multi-boot openbsd, create a partition of type openbsd, before starting openbsd installer. otherwise, openbsd installer just assumes that the whole disk belongs to it. no questions asked!

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