Subject: Re: Questions about features of NetBSD
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/15/1995 10:30:26
>> The point is that a SunOS disklabel occupies the same space that
>> other vendor-OS disklabels do, and thus a pack could not
>> simultaneously have (say) a valid SunOS label _and_ a valid DOS
>> partition table.

> AFAIK, no.

> SunOS disklabels are at offset 16, I think.
> MSDOS disklabels are at offset 0.

Presumably you mean sector offset 16 (ie, 8K from the beginning of the
pack)?  If so, then I'm quite sure that's not where SunOS keeps its
label, because the filesystem superblock lives there.

And in fact inspecting the beginning of a SunOS disk pack, I do find,
at sector 0, a structure laid put per <sun/dklabel.h>.

					der Mouse