Subject: Adding used disk to existing i386 system
To: None <>
From: Mark Thomas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/15/2007 10:07:39
Would it be wise/recommended to delete the 'd' partition of a used
disk before I run 'disklabel' on it?

Someone gives me a 80GB drive from their Windows machine. I want to
add that to my existing NetBSD machine. First I use 'fdisk -u' and set
the partition sysid to 169. Then I use '# dd if=/dev/zero
of=/dev/rwd0d bs=8k'. After that I use disklabel to setup the
partitions I want.

Does that sound about right?

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