Subject: Adding a filesystem to a disk
To: NetBSD Users <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Brian Rose <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/27/2004 16:26:01
I have an external disk and I would like to add a filesystem to it. All the
documentation concerns only adding a new ffs partition. Nothing about the
other supported filesystems.
So my question is...
How do I find out the details of the various filesystems that NetBSD
supports? For example, I'd use fdisk to create a FAT32 filesystem, but I
cannot figure out what the sysid is. 'man fdisk' yields no results, and I
cannot find it elsewhere.
Is there a tool like the one used in the installer that lets you select
from a list of supported filesystems? All the docs I find simply show you
how to use fdisk and disklabel to add a new partition. These tools are
manual and prone to human error. Or at least a document that contains all
the relevant information needed to use fdisk/disklabel for the supported