Subject: Re: kern/11900: disklabels are broken
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/06/2001 19:34:36
Wolfgang Rupprecht <> wrote:
:>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 05 20:57:00 PST 2001
:>Release:        NetBSD-current (anon-cvs synced as of 10 minutes ago) jan 5 2001
:Machine: i386
:	Something pretty bad just happened to "wd" disks.  I don't recall 
:	seeing a heads-up that disklabels were about to change in some
:	serious way.

The heads-up was in tech-kern (i386 changed from 8 to 16 partitions).

:	$ disklabel wd0
:	disklabel: ioctl DIOCGDINFO: Inappropriate ioctl for device

You need to cp src/etc/etc.i386/MAKEDEV /dev/ and run it (at least for
wd0 wd1 wd2 wd3) to make the extra character and block devices.
You also need a kernel at least as current (which you do).