Subject: Adding a filesystem to a disk
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Brian Rose <>
List: netbsd-users
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