Subject: Re: "wd0e" - is it default?
To: None <>
From: Zbigniew Baniewski <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/12/2007 00:37:26
On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 06:29:00PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> What's going on is that somehow you got an unused wd0e partition in your
> disklabel whose first sector matches that of wd0a (perhaps by using
> mbrlabel -- it defaults to partition 'e' for the first MBR partition).
> Now that that's there, the bootblock can't tell which one you actually
> want to boot from.

Ah, so... I was supposing, it can - it some way, which I don't know -
distinguish between all the partitions, whether they are empty, or not.

> The solution is to edit the disklabel and change the "5 partitions" line
> to "4 partitions" (4, not 3, since you don't want to lose partition 'd'
> which should be unused and which is the whole disk).  Then all will work
> as you expect.

Yes, solved at last. Thanks a lot!
				pozdrawiam / regards

						Zbigniew Baniewski