Subject: Re: reviving /etc/disktab?
To: Aymeric Vincent <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/07/2006 12:24:35
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On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:51:44PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 05:44:55PM +0100, Aymeric Vincent wrote:
> >=20
> >         Hi,
> >=20
> > in order to be able to mount (r/o) an Amiga floppy disk through a
> > vnconfig + mount_ados, you need to get the geometry and the
> > bsize,fsize,cpg values right because this information is used to
> > locate the root block of the disk.
> >=20
> > This has to be provided in a disktab(5) file.
> Couldn't it be specified as a mount option instead?
> Or even add code to search for the root block? (if not specified)

The root block is roughly in the middle of the image; you need to know
the geometry to compute it.=20

If you search for it, you would pick up the root blocks of ADOSFS images
stored on the ADOSFS image you're trying to mount. See the old reiserfs
fsck problem.

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