Subject: Re: sysinst won't mount an ext2 file system?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Art Lemasters <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2003 21:15:38
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 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)
Thanks, Steve. I'll try it. Attempts from sysinst did give
the message, "no disk label" for the GNU/Linux drive. It also
appears to be important to check the hard format on a drive
before installing NetBSD (or anything). ...will read all of
the documentation on that now.