Subject: Re: sysinst won't mount an ext2 file system?
To: None <>
From: Art Lemasters <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/25/2003 21:15:38
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, 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, (me)
> (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.