Subject: Re: Disk partition calculations
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/11/2002 10:09:04
On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, henry nelson wrote:
> > for disklabel, what niffty tool there may be which just basically asks
> > the questions 1) how many partitions, and 2) what size in MB,
> > rather than being confronted with disktab sectors/cylinders (who
> > remembers when cylinders where important...) etc.
> I just went through the same thing. Easiest way I found was to put in
> the install floppies and let sysinst do the work. For some reason it
> failed to run newfs (because not mounted?), which actually was fine by
> me. I got a great disklabel prepared with minimal work, albeit a bit
Yes, the sysinst disklabel is quite easy. It can be run without a floppy
-- just build it (src/distrib/utils/sysinst) and run it "./sysinst".
It would be good to take this menuc, interactive disklabel out of sysinst
and make a separate package.
Jeremy C. Reed