Subject: Re: cd burning
To: Justin Heath <>
From: Teemu Rinta-aho <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/12/2001 08:35:53
On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Justin Heath wrote:

> Well that seems to work. I have burned some data and read it back and am
> now trying to blank the disc. I do however have one final question. The
> /dev/cd0a vs /dev/cd0d. What is the difference here? I am still not used
> to the devices being arranged this way. Feel free to point me to a
> readme faq man if needed. Thanks.

I am not a BSD file system expert, but I think the
disklabel 'd' represents the "whole disk", and 'a'
represents the first partition on the disk. I guess
with a CD-ROM you just want to refer to the whole disk.

See fdisk command and man page for further details.


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