Subject: Re: adding multiple partitions?
To: James Hartley <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/06/2007 22:31:27
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 12:09:39PM -0700, James Hartley wrote:
> 0.  disklabel asks for the starting offset in:  [0c, 0s, 0M].  Is the
> expected response only in cylinders, or sectors, or megabytes, or do
> all three values need to be specified?

Specify either.

> 1.  Is the same true for the partition size?


> 2.  If a swap partition is specified on a new disk, what needs to be
> done to notify the system that it is to split the existing swap across
> two disks?  ie.  I created two partitions on a new disk, swap &
> 4.2BSD.  After mounting the 4.2BSD partition, I saw no change in the
> amount of swap reported by top(1).

You have to add the new swapspace in /etc/fstab.  See man fstab(5).