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Date:      Mon, 30 Jun 1997 08:45:05 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "M. L. Dodson" <bdodson@beowulf.utmb.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, chokepnt@prima.ruhr.de
Subject:   Re: EZ230 removable drive
Message-ID:  <199706301345.IAA04501@beowulf.utmb.edu>

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> ======> begin disklabel output <===========
> # /dev/rsd1c:
> type: unknown
> disk: 
> label: 
> flags:
> bytes/sector: 512
> sectors/track: 107
> tracks/cylinder: 1
> sectors/cylinder: 107
> cylinders: 4210
> sectors/unit: 450560
> rpm: 3600
> interleave: 1
> trackskew: 0
> cylinderskew: 0
> headswitch: 0           # milliseconds
> track-to-track seek: 0  # milliseconds
> drivedata: 0 
> 
> 3 partitions:
> #        size   offset    fstype   [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
>   c:   450560        0    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.    0 -
> 4210*)
> ======> end disklabel output <=============
> 
> I tried to add an entry at the end for a FreeBSD slice "e", spanning the
> whole of "c" and looking like the following:
> 
> ===========================================
> 3 partitions:
 ^^^! 
Change that to 5, at least, if you want an e partition:
abcdefgh
12345678
See the correspondence?

> #        size   offset    fstype   [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
>   c:   450560        0    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.    0 -
> 4210*)
>   e:   450560        0    4.2BSD       1024 8192        # (Cyl.    0 -
> 4210*)
> ===========================================
> 
> Now disklabel complains about a "bad partition name in line 23" which
> happens to be the line with the new "e" partition.
> 
> Three Questions:
> 
> (1) What's Wrong with /stand/sysinstall?

Haven't a clue.  I use disklabel.

> (2) What am I doing wrong with disklabel? (i.e. Do I have reason to feel
> silly?)

See above.

> (3) If /stand/sysinstall can't be fixed: is there any other way to
> quick'n'dirty initialize a disk for FreeBSD?
> 

You are essentially there.

> Oh, and BTW: Can I use 4.4LFS filesystems, what is the
> difference/advantage over 4.2BSD and what consequences do I have to
> dread? ;)

Haven't a clue.

> 
> Hoping I specified my problem in enough detail...
> 

You have.

> Philipp
> 
> 

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M. L. Dodson                                bdodson@scms.utmb.edu
409-772-2178                                FAX: 409-772-1790



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