Subject: Re: Disklabel ioctls (was Re: nore on disk ...)
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/15/1995 18:04:10
In article <>,
Jason Thorpe  <> wrote:
> Any comments/discussion?  :-)

Any disklabel reorganization should strongly consider making support for
particular formats machine-independant.  IE, one should be able to put a
MS-DOS partitioned hard disk on a NetBSD/sparc and mount the DOS
filesystems, etc.  This is especially useful with things like
EZ/Zip/Jazz/Floptical drives. It'd be nice to pop a DOS formatted disk
into the drive on NetBSD/amiga machine and read it, or pop an Amiga disk
into the drive on a PC and mount it's partiton(s) with adosfs, or
whatever. This could get difficult with ports like i386 where the raw
partition is wierd. (Why isn't c the whole disk and d the NetBSD part?
And is there a reason NetBSD partions aren't made as individual
partitions in the DOS partition table?)