Subject: Re: sysinst won't mount an ext2 file system?
To: Art Lemasters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2003 23:05:34
In message <3EA9ECE2.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Art Lemasters writes:
> Sysinst only mounted two of the six or so partitions on
>the Debian Linux drive (wd0). The new NetBSD 1.6 system
>does the same. I have no idea what causes this. The drive is
>an IBM IDE 20 gig. using LBA for now. ...any clues, or is
>more information needed to find the answer? I'll be wiping
>it and installing a new NetBSD system on it soon, but
>curiosity has the best of me.
Hmm -- if I recall correctly, Linux uses FDISK partitions for its
drives, including extended partitions. NetBSD uses its own disk label.
If you know the sector addresses and sizes of the other partitions --
you may have to get that from Linux or DOS -- you should be able to
hand-edit the NetBSD disk label for the drive.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)