Subject: Re: pciide and alpha
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/19/1999 20:57:26
In message <>, Jason Thorpe writes:
> > Also, does NetBSD/alpha agree with NetBSD/i386 on partition tables and FFS
> > structures?  It'd be very convenient...  ;-)

>FFS yes, disklabels no.

Well, here's what I want to do:

I have a pair of ~6.7GB EIDE drives.

They are spliced, under BSD/OS.

I would *love* to get them working, with minimal effort, on NetBSD/alpha.

"minimal effort" == "fake up disklabel and ccd them correctly so I can just
keep using the existing filesystem".

They're still in my BSD/OS box, so I can snapshot any and all information
about the current disk format.

In about two hours, I'll have a complete backup, so I can take *SOME* risk
with this data.

However, I think it would be great for hack value if I could get them

So... How hard is it to fake an Alpha disklabel that represents the state of
a disk with a known disklabel in i386 land?

I have no FDISK tables now (don't need 'em, they're dedicated drives and not
bootable anyway).