Subject: Re: Why not change disk naming?
To: None <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/28/2001 21:51:19
On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 11:52:17AM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
> Hi all
> I usually use FreeBSD, where disks are called adXsYZ, where X stands for
> the disk number, Y for the slice number and Z for the disklabel letter.
> I also know how NetBSD (and OpenBSD) name disks, with wdXY, where X is
> the disk number and Y the disklabel letter.
> IMHO, FreeBSD naming is much more powerful and with a better design.
> In NetBSD I haven't found any way to mount my linux home partition,
> which is ad0s9 in FreeBSD and hda9 in linux. Maybe I have to hack the
> disklabel to add this partition? Weird.

Which release of NetBSD are you currently using? You can have 16
partitions on NetBSD 1.5.1 or later (was 8 in the past releases).


Bang Jun-Young <>