Subject: Re: disklabel problems.
To: Can Altineller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/05/2000 13:00:42
What devices are reported by dmesg - do you see an 'sd0'?
On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Can Altineller wrote:
> When I run disklabel sd0 I get:
> disklabel: ioctl DIOCGDINFO: Operation not supported by device
> what does this mean? I put in a 2 gig SCSI HD from a sparc machine
> that was running linux, so it is not a clean drive.
> Thanks a bunch.
> > On Fri, 4 Feb 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > On 3 Feb, Can Altineller wrote:
> > > > Can someone give me hints please? I understand there must be a
> > > > edlabel program, or some stuff that comes with the miniroot, but I dont
> > > > have those.
> > > Boot the box over the net. Put a disklabel(8) on the disk, newfs(8) the
> > > patitions, mount(8) them under /mnt.
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > BTW: The easyest way to disklabel a new disk is:
> > > disklabel sd0 > dl
> > > vi dl
> > > disklabel -rR sd0 dl
> > > Remember to put partition boundarys on cyliner boundarys.
> > I'm partial to the "disklabel -i sd0" command. Of course if you're new to
> > dealing with BSD disklabels, you'll probably be confused.
> > -brian.
> > --- Brian Chase | email@example.com | http://world.std.com/~bdc/ -----
> > I've said it before, and I'll say it again. You can diagnose people
> > based on where they sit on the bus. -- K.