Subject: Re: x86 disklabel and the raw partition ...
To: Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 09/26/1994 03:02:36
>so for floppy disk, `d' is empty. The consequence is that instead of:
> /sbin/disklabel -r -w fd0 5in
> /sbin/disklabel -B fd0
>working (IO error on /dev/fd0d) you need to specify:
> /sbin/disklabel -r -w /dev/rfd0c 5in
> /sbin/disklabel -B /dev/rfd0c
The reason this behaves differently is because the minor device bits on
floppy drives have a different meaning than on HD's. On floppies they
refer to drive density, where fd0a is the "default" density (the one discovered
during a probe), fd0b is 1.44Mb, fd0c is 1.2Mb, etc etc ....