Subject: Re: Mounting of a "pure" msdos partition
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/19/1997 11:26:08
	What does a straight 'disklabel sd3' return?

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On Wed, 19 Feb 1997, Brett Lymn wrote:

> Folks,
>         I have a 200Meg hard disk that is purely msdos - no netbsd
> partitions on it at all.  Once upon a time (I think back in the days
> of 1.1-current) I was able to get the kernel to mount the drive by
> simply doing a "disklabel -R /dev/sd3d sd3_disk_label", the disklabel
> would bitch about there being no partition information on the disk but
> the kernel seemed happy it knew about the disk and would mount it.
> I cannot do this with -current, the method above no longer works.  Is
> there any way that I can get back the old behaviour?  At least
> temporarily so that I can do a backup of the disk.  I did spend quite
> a bit of time stuffing around with labels vs fdisk previously and
> always seemed to trash the dos partition so I am wary of going down
> that path without some sort of backup.
> -- 
> Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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