Subject: Re: Ext2fs supported?
To: Yasir Malik <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/17/2004 09:50:25
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 22:00:39 -0400 (EDT)
Yasir Malik <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I carved out a Ext2 partition on Windows using PartionMagic.  Now I would
> like to mount the partition on NetBSD.  I don't know what to put in the
> ``cpg/sgs'' field, and I don't see anything in disklabel man page for
> ``cpg/sgs.''  Well, I filled out everything else, and I put EXT2FS for the
> ``fstype'' field.  After exiting the editor, I got a message saying
> "disklabel: line 31: warning, unknown file system type: EXT2FS"
> But I have booted GENERIC_LAPTOP for the Apr 9 snapshot for NetBSD 2.0 and
> it supports the Ext2fs.
> Why I am getting this message?  Will I be able to mount this partition?
> Also, does exiting the editor automatically write the label on the hard drive?

Check mbrlabel(8).


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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