Subject: Re: Novice with few questions.
To: None <,>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/17/1994 13:45:35
>Date: Wed, 17 Aug 94 12:01:25 CST

>     1. The main problem was that the method of mounting the msdos file 
>     system.  I followed FAQ and mounted DOS partition on NetBSD 0.9 fine, 
>     but when I upgraded to 1.0 Alpha it did not work.  The disklabel also 
>     did not work like the old version, and I screwed up the Boot sector.  
>     My question is how do you mount DOS partition with NetBSD 1.0 Alpha or 
>     Beta using new disklabel command?

I'm still using that method and it works for me.  However, you should
*NOT* set the partition type to MSDOS!  Disklabel seems to think that
MSDOS refers to a MBR (or something like that); when I set type=MSDOS
my MBR was hosed, too.  It was a bug in disklabel that is now gone,
although I still have the type of my MSDOS partition set to unused.
The type is not checked by mount nor by mount_msdos.
Mike Long                               
VLSI Design Engineer                    (PGP 2.6 public key available)
Analog Devices, CPD Division
Norwood, MA 02062 USA                assert(*this!=opinionof(Analog));