On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 04:04:49PM -0500, ill...@gmail.com wrote:
On 28/03/07, Marc G. Fournier <free...@hub.org> wrote:
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Just bought a new WD SATA drive: WDC WD5000YS-01MPB1 09.02E09
Tried to disklabel it, and it gives me all kinds of warnings when I look
after running the disklabel:
ganymede# bsdlabel -w ad4s1 auto
ganymede# bsdlabel ad4s1c
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
a: 976767986 79 unused 0 0
c: 976768002 63 unused 0 0 # "raw" part,
partition a: partition extends past end of unit
partition c: partition extends past end of unit
bsdlabel: partition c doesn't start at 0!
bsdlabel: An incorrect partition c may cause problems for standard system
Even if I try to use /stand/sysinstall to do the fdisk, the end result has
So, what is the generally accepted method of label'ng a new drive? :(
I think you have it correct (or "right" as they say).
% bsdlabel [da|ad]NsNc
those very error messages are horked up on _some_
% bsdlabel [da|ad]NsN
has always been the correct method.
Yes, do not use the 'c' on the bsdlabel command.
Just make is da0s1 or ad0s1 (or whichever drive and slice it really is).
If you do a 'baslabel -e [da|ad]NsN' it will give you a nice
edit session with an appropriate value for the 'c:' line and
you can easily go from there.