Subject: Re: "Root on... dumps on..."
To: Zbigniew Baniewski <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/05/2006 20:34:38
On Sun, Nov 05, 2006 at 02:10:19PM +0100, Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 10:21:32PM -0500, Kevin Brunelle wrote:
> > As for changing the paritition (like to wd1b ... I am not sure how to do that 
> > exactly but I know it shoud be able to be done).  But there is little 
> > practical reason to do that unless that is the only location with a large 
> > enough swap area.  NEVER change it to a partition with a filesystem on it or 
> > one that has information you need... because it will be destroyed.
> That's the reason of my question: my NetBSD's swap partition is presently
> wd0i. I was wondering, what it's going to dump onto my Linux partition...
> Is the wd0b value "fixed" in every "generic" kernel?

Yes, sort of. But I'm not sure it'll dump to wd0b if it's not of type swap.
You can fix it with a line
/dev/wd0i none dump dp 0 0
in /etc/fstab

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference