Subject: Re: extreme newbie questions
To: Jason Fayre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <email@example.com>
Date: 02/18/2001 01:55:17
On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 04:30:47PM -0800, Jason Fayre wrote:
> At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I have the following
> 1. What is the syntax for the fdisk command on NetBSD. I am from the
> Linux world. After I get the netboot up and running and have a root
> shell, I cannot run the "man" command to get the fdisk page. The system
> tells me that "man" is not found. I have mounted /usr, and the base, man,
> and text sets are installed on the NFS server. I need to leave the first
Double check the extraction and NFS mount. Is the rest of
> ext2 filesystem alone so I can boot the system. I want to make the rest
> of the drive a BSD filesystem. Also, the syntax for disklabel would help
> as well.
The perhaps easiest way to reuse the existing partitions is to
just newfs_ffs the wd0[e-h] synthesized from the MBR table.
You can get a quick view of that using 'disklabel wd0'.
> 2. It was mentioned in one of the Howto documents that I should be asked
> for my terminal type after loggin in single-user mode. I was not
> asked and my terminal is quite messed up. Any ideas?
It won't happen in single-user mode, as the login script is not
run then. It happens when logging in as root using the default