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Re: question about paritions/disklabel
Rhialto <rhialto%falu.nl@localhost> wrote ..
> Hi Waitman,
> On Sat 16 Feb 2013 at 16:28:32 -0800, Waitman Gobble wrote:
> > I'm following the manual about adding a new drive. I was able to add
> > the drive but I seem to be missing 'a' and 'b'.. Thought it would be
> > good to see if somebody has an explanation instead of finding out down
> > the road I did something wrong.
> I haven't read the manual you mean, but apparently you simply didn't
> create partitions a and b while following the instructions. There is
> nothing wrong with that.
> In fact, a and b are usually reserved for a root partition and a swap
> partition, respectively. If your partitions are not one of those, it
> makes sense to call them differently. Since c and d are also reserved
> for specific purposes, one usually starts at e in that case.
> > disklabel shows
> > 5 partitions:
> > For some reason it says 5 partitions, but only lists 3.
> Yeah, that is a bit of a lie. It simply counts the highest partition
> letter, in your case e, and gets 5 that way.
> > but if i do newfs /dev/rwd1e it's OK
> > # newfs /dev/rwd1e
> > /dev/rwd1e: 953868.7MB (1953523120 sectors) block size 32768, fragment size
> > 4096
> > using 1287 cylinder groups of 741.19MB, 23718 blks, 47104 inodes.
> Yep. Your partition is e, so that works.
> ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- The Doctor: No, 'eureka' is Greek for
> \X/ rhialto/at/xs4all.nl -- 'this bath is too hot.'
Thanks Olaf, I appreciate your help. It appears to be working perfectly.
San Jose California USA
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