Subject: Disklabel trashed....
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Perleberg <email@example.com>
Date: 05/20/1995 21:33:14
This morning I tried to boot NetBSD (March current) from my hard drive (I use
OS-BS), and I got the error message "No Operating System". I then booted of
my kernel floppy, and found I couldn't mount my hard drive because of a
"Bad Super-Block". "Disklabel" displayed only two disk partitions, 'a' and
'd' and displayed other errors......
I have my disk split between NetBSD and MS-DOS. In the past week I'd been
working with Photoshop pretty intensively, and for the first time on this
disk, used almost all the MS-DOS partition disk space.
1) Where is the disklabel written to disk?
2) Is it possible that the disklabel was written in the MS-DOS partition,
and was overwritten once the MS-DOS partition filled up?
3) What can I do to prevent this problem in the future?
4) I remember the Free BSD FAQ mentioned something about leaving some
unallocated disk space outside of the BSD and MS-DOS partitions. Is
this necessary? How many tracks should be left free?
Thanks for any help,