Subject: Re: Adding used disk to existing i386 system
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/15/2007 15:44:19
In article <>,
Mark Thomas <> wrote:
>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?

I would not bother zeroing the disk... It just takes a lot of time
and serves little purpose.