Subject: Re: putting a NetBSD disklabel on an IDE partition other than the 4th
To: Mirian Crzig Lennox <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/05/1998 18:01:07
Mirian Crzig Lennox writes:
> "Perry E. Metzger" <> writes:
> So, is there any way to tell disklabel what IDE partition to write the
> disklabel on (so that I can write a real, functional label to
> partition 2)?  I tried RTFM without success.

1) Use fdisk to set the MBR of whatever MBR partition you want (say 2) 
to 169 decimal.
2) "use disklabel". It will be perfectly happy. Your problem might be
that you don't grok how to use disklabel, but that is why we have
sysinst -- to do this for you.