Subject: Re: IBM DFHS-31080 SCSI drive problem
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/16/1999 22:36:34
On Sun, 16 May 1999, Paul Goyette wrote:

> You won't be able to do much with the other partitions until the
> partition type is set to something recognizable (165 or 169) by fdisk.

Eh? I've always been able to use disks that were never touched by fdisk
at all. As long as they were not the boot disk (on i386).

My problems were, and they may be applicable here too, is to write the
very first disklabel to the disk. Often, only the in-core disklabel would
be edited, but it would not be written to disk. To do that, I write the
desired disklabel in text form (from disklabel -e sd1) to a file, say
/tmp/label, then something like disklabel -R sd1 /tmp/label to write it.

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