Subject: Re: tool to recomputer/reconstruct a trashed disklabel?
To: David Laight <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/27/2003 22:59:20
At 08:15 PM 4/27/2003 +0100, David Laight wrote:
>The root filesystem should start in sector 63 (if the disk was bootable),
>so you should be able to mount it (eg: mount /dev/wd2e /mnt) and
>find the backup in /mnt/var/backups/work/disklabel.wd2

For some reason, mounting /dev/wd2e didn't work - maybe because I had 
booted from a 1.5 CD, or maybe because it saw the disklabel as corrupt 
rather than missing? Even if it had, my /var was in a different partition 
(I always separate /var to limit the damage from things like excessive 
kernel dumps, spammed mailboxes, or quickly growing logfiles). Perhaps I 
should rethink that strategy...