Subject: Re: tool to recomputer/reconstruct a trashed disklabel?
To: Laine Stump <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 04/27/2003 21:18:43
> For some reason, mounting /dev/wd2e didn't work - maybe because I had
> booted from a 1.5 CD,
The ffsv2 merge seems to have broken compatibility with old versions
of everything :-(
> maybe because it saw the disklabel as corrupt rather than missing?
That shouldn't make any difference, OTOH since the magic numbers
were present and the checksum wrong  it is actually possible that
the numbers were present in the disklabel sector.
 I rewrote a lot of the label checking/generating code last week
in order to netbsd to boot off a system where the netbsd partiton
is in the extended partition list  and to put up to 8 extended
partitions into the internally generated label.
 Useful for people who want to play with another OS...
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org