Subject: Re: disklabeling big disks
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 12/03/1999 00:20:27
On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 02:26:09PM -0800, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> 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
It's not specific to big disks.
disklabel -e just doesn't work when the disk has no label.

disklabel /dev/wd1 > tempfile
<edit tempfile>
disklabel -R -r /dev/wd1 tempfile
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