Subject: Using partitions and better package selection/installation
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Srinivasa Kanduru <email@example.com>
Date: 12/29/2003 12:28:14
I have installed netbsd-current on my i386 system and it is working fine. I am
looking for certain features which I couldn't figure out how to use it in
I have three primary partitions on my intel machine and created a number of
logical extended partitions for all data filesystems.
a) how to mount partitions of various filesystems ?
[ as you can see below the naming convention in netbsd seems to be different
b) is there a tool to assist in package selection and installation like
apt-get/apt-cache search as in Debian linux (or portupgrade as in FreeBSD) ?
c) FreeBSD 5.1 seems to have added ACLs feature to ufs filesystems (used by
default). Can it be mounted as read-only filesystem on NetBSD ?
Sysinst recognizes all the filesystems, but when I boot the regular kernel I
couldn't see a way of mounting those partitions.
a: 0 2047 d Linux native Linux
b: 2047 2047 I NetBSD (/) NetBSD
c: 4094 2048 a FreeBSD/386BSD (/) FreeBSD
d: 6142 70174 Extended partition
e: 6142 10236 NetBSD
f: 16378 10237 NetBSD
g: 26615 10237 FreeBSD/386BSD (/disk)
h: 36852 10236 FreeBSD/386BSD
i: 47088 10237 Linux native
j: 57325 10237 Linux native
k: 67562 7985 Linux native
/dev/wd0a on / type ffs (local)
/dev/wd0f on /usr type ffs (local)
kernfs on /kern type kernfs (local)
# mount -t ufs -o ro /dev/wd0c /mnt
mount_ufs: /dev/wd0c on /mnt: Device not configured
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