Subject: Re: HP-IB drives forgetting partition table
To: Wes Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/1996 15:15:48
On Fri, 7 Jun 1996 17:21:04 -0400 (EDT)
Wes Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there some trick with the partition tables? I will "disklabel" a
> hp7958B with what I think is the correct information, but then after I
> write the information and reboot, the drive has forgotten.
Sounds like the in-core copy is getting update, but you're not actually
writing it to the disk.
Exactly what is failing? SYS_INST? Or, disklabel(8) from the shell?
What is the _exact_ command you're typing?
> Do I have almost 2 GB of junk sitting on the desk or is there a way to get
> HP-IB drives to really work? Do the partitions need to have a "wrapping
I use HP-IB disks all the time...they work fine. No "wrapping partition"
> All I want to do is get the first ~6MB allocated for inst-11.fs, an area
> for swap and then the rest of the disk for what ever else. This will not
> be the final configuration. I just want to get something working.
Ok, can you please explain the _exact_ procedure you're following to do
this? Are you booting from the network?
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