Subject: Re: Adding a filesystem to a disk
To: None <>
From: Andy Ball <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/28/2004 18:14:34
Hello Brian,

   BR> I have an external disk and I would like to add a
     > filesystem to it...I'd use fdisk to create a FAT32
     > filesystem...

Last time I did this was on a Zip disk, on a NetBSD/i386
machine.  I used NetBSD's fdisk to create a BIOS-level
partition that covered all of the disk except for the first
track.  Then I used newfs_msdos to create a filesystem on
that partition.  Although I wasn't able to mount the disk on
my Sun workstation (perhaps because of endian issues?), it
does work on MS-Windows machines.

I hope that this helps.

- Andy Ball