Subject: Re: dot-matrix printer and newfs question
To: Arlie G. Capps <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/14/2003 22:48:19
On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 07:02:31PM -0600, Arlie G. Capps wrote:
> Hello, I have two questions.  
> I have installed at different times NetBSD 1.6.1 and -current on my 
> PWS 600au.  The disk in it is either a little more than 2 or a little 
> more than 4 GB, and I set it up with a swap partition and one large 
> root partition.  Both times I installed, the installer insisted on 
> creating my root filesystem with a block size of 32K and fragment size of 
> 4 K.  This seemed awfully wasteful to me, but even if I partitioned it 
> into several smaller slices I couldn't get a smaller block or fragment 
> size.  

The issue here is the geometry. The fix is to edit the disklabel on disk
to change the geometry. I think you have ed available on the boot floppy.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference