Subject: Re: LABELSECTOR, LABELOFFSET:disklabel in different architectures
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2003 21:30:18
anand lalgondar asked;
> Why do different architectures have different LABELSECTOR and LABELOFFSET
It's because there are computers on the earth other than PC-compatibles (or PC-disguises)
> Later the same USB HDD was connected to a evbmips Target Board ported with
> NetBSD1.6. The disklabel showed a "c" partition representing the whole disk.
> We could not get the information of the partition created in i386 machine.
> Is there a work around in disklabel to overcome this.
Yes, there is. Repeat my words; "it's your choice to have disklabel layout for
your product." If your machine really need to have PC-compatible disk layout, do
so in that way. There is no reason to follow what you see in NetBSD/evbmips. It'd
be better to start right now NetBSD/yourMIPS tree to avoid to smash exiting useful
Toru Nishimura/ALKYL Technology