Subject: Re: Help installing 2nd disk in system...
To: Gilles Gravier <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/03/2007 12:53:42
On 4/3/07, Gilles Gravier <> wrote:
> Thanks, Steve!
> Works like a charm. I actually used e which was the whole volume... :)
> Disk is now mounted as ffs and copying all my data to it... taking some
> time... but progressing nicely. :)

I believe e is just an assumed partition by NetBSD. It doesn't
actually exist until you use disklabel and write it, unless the disk
was formatted before or something.

c is the NetBSD partition, d is the whole disk on i386.

I always create a so there is no confusion. When I see e, I hesitate
and try to be sure that there's no data on the disk that I forgot was
there or something. When there is an a, I know I did that. With e I'm
not so sure.