Subject: disklabeling big disks
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/02/1999 14:26:09
I've been trying to disklabel a virgin 37gig wd disk for a while with
no success.

    # disklabel -e wd1
    disklabel: ioctl DIOCWDINFO: No disk label on disk;
    use "disklabel -r" to install initial label
    re-edit the label? [y]: n

    # disklabel -e -r wd1
    disklabel: no disk label

    # disklabel -r wd1
    disklabel: no disk label

I can fdisk it with fdisk -i, so its not like the disk can't be
written to at all.  I just can't get anything useful on it.

Is it a case of RTFM or TFP doesn't work any more? ;-)

       Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
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