Subject: Re: NetBSD's swap partition ID
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/23/2006 23:15:32
Or put another way: NetBSD don't actually give much of a damn about the 
BIOS and DOS disklabels.
Unless you have some other OS that might want to use the disk, you can 
totally skip the fdisk disklabels if you run NetBSD (well, maybe the 
BIOS needs it for booting purposes?).


Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 07:23:42PM +0100, Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
>>I would to move my NetBSD installation to another HDD, and to
>>partition that disk "manually". Amazingly, as I can see, fdisk shows
>>just one, NetBSD-primary partition (id 169), and it doesn't show the
>>swap-partition, although it does exist (it's activated every reboot
>>anyway, it's mentioned in /etc/fstab...).
>>Why so strange fdisk's behaviour? What is the NetBSD's swap-partition
> it's not strange.  it's the NetBSD disklabel, iow the whole NetBSD part
> of the disk.  swap is a partition inside the disklabel.
> regards,

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