Subject: Re: Two NetBSDs on one (i386) drive
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/19/2001 09:14:52
On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 10:25:28AM -0500, Rick Byers wrote:
> If we recognize more than one NetBSD partition on a disk, that means
> more than one disklabel.  Wouldn't that cause a bunch of problems?  For
> example, how do I write the second disklabel when I've booted from the
> first partition?  I would find it confusing because now there are two
> different NetBSD views of the disk (i.e. the meaning of "wd0a" depends on
> which partition you booted from - what if you boot from a floppy?)

Isn't the disklabel inside the NetBSD partition on i386?  e.g. at offset
xyz from the start of the partition, not the start of the disk?