Subject: Re: IBM DFHS-31080 SCSI drive problem
To: None <>
From: Andy Doran <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/16/1999 19:42:33
I'll add a note to the newfs(8) manpage shortly.


On Sun, 16 May 1999, Ken Wellsch wrote:

> | >I bought a couple IBM DFHS-31080 drives from ONSALE a few weeks ago
> | >and I've been unable to talk to them as anything but the whole-drive.
> | >
> | >Is the drive doing something funky or am I doing something stupid?
> | 
> | Set the partition type to 4.2BSD...
> Thanks Christos, boy do I look stupid.  I guess I've just been copying old
> labels in the past and just lucked out that the partitions I wanted to use
> had 4.2BSD set for the fstype.  I don't build new disks very often so maybe
> I've just forgotten.  This behavior sure makes sense and is an excellent
> safety feature.  Sorry about wasting the mailing-list bandwidth.  -- Ken