Subject: Pain about disklabel...
To: current-users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Markus Illenseer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/10/1996 21:16:46
Today I hooked up a new hard drive to my Pentium machine. Drive is for
NetBSD only. Thought all I had to do is to edit a disklabel and write that
one. Disklabel reports me that there is an illegal DOS partition without
NetBSD-id. The drive was never been partitioned under DOS, nor does
DOS-fdisk report any partitions.
I was lucky that I had a copy of the disklabel for the new drive, because
on reboot the disklabel was empty and thus no partition found.
Ressurecting the partitions was easy.
My question: What am I supposed to do before/while hooking a new drive?
Is "pfdisk" the answer for all new drives even if for NetBSD-only?