Subject: Re: pfdisk.
To: None <, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bruce Evans <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/17/1995 16:11:18
>  Would sombody like to e-mail me a way to make dos recognize it is in a
>smaller partition than it previously was in? I think I correctly partitioned
>the drive since I was able to format the new partition, and it recognizes
>the new "drive". But I am afraid that since dos isn't showing a reduced free
>space that it might try to trash  what will be my new NetBSD partition.

Delete and re-create the DOS partition using DOS fdisk.  At least some
versions of DOS require fdisk to erase certain metadata within the DOS
partition.  Foreign fdisks often don't do this.  At least some versions
of DOS format trust the metadata and don't check the partition size.