Subject: Re: Disk partition calculations
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
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
> round-about.

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