Subject: Re: Two NetBSDs on one (i386) drive
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Andrew Cagney <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/2001 14:57:06
> Ah - but the point is that in NetBSD it isn't. Forgetting the /dev/hd/wd0
> part, the "dos1/nb0" is simply not what we have. The "dos1" thing is
> invisible to NetBSD partitioning. I very frequently have NetBSD partitions
> (that is, things reference by the label in the "dos2" (or something) which
> refer to space allocated in the dos1 or dos3 or similar sections).
Hmm. That explains a few things. I guess the NetBSD partition table is
always at the start of the first dos partition. NetBSD partition
tables in other dos partitions would be ignored.
> Calling those /dev/hd/wd0/dos2/nb5 or something would be a lie - the space
> isn't in dos2. But calling it /dev/hd/wd0/dos3/xxx isn't possible, because
> dos3 has no label to allow pieces of it to be distinguished.
Sorry, I'm lost. The raw disk is partitioned according to the dos
partitioning schema so presumably there is a dos disk label on the disk
somewhere? I would like to be able to manipulate a disk according to
the dos and not the netbsd partition schema.