Subject: Re: Why not change disk naming?
To: None <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/28/2001 11:37:12
On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 08:25:51PM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
> I'm in NetBSD-current, updated today from cvs. If I run:
> # disklabel -r wd0
> I see FreeBSD's disklabel and all the partitions it contains. But I can't
> see any other partition that is outside of it. Though fdisk sees them.
> Here is my layout of the first ide disk:
> 1 - Win98
> 2 - FreeBSD disklabel
> 3 - Linux root
> 4 - Extended (linux swap, linux tmp, linux var, linux usr and /home)
> Second ide disk:
> 1 - NetBSD disklabel
> The partition I want to mount is the /home. It is ad0s9 or hda9...
> but I can't find a way to use it from NetBSD :(
> Any idea? Thanks!

Take a look at mbrlabel, I think it will help you out here.

> PD: I still think that NetBSD naming scheme is not as powerful as the
> FreeBSD one...

Sure, but we could say the FreeBSD naming scheme is not as powerful as
the Solaris one, etc, etc.  It won't solve your immediate issue. :)