Subject: Pain about disklabel...
To: current-users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Markus Illenseer <>
List: current-users
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?

Markus Illenseer