On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 10:49:15PM +0100, RW wrote:
On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:19:12 -0400
Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu> wrote:
Then, the only thing wrong is that your offsets should start at 0.
They mean within the slice, not raw disk sector 0.
I was just looking at the bsdlable manpage, and it says:
"For partition `c', * will be interpreted as an offset of 0. The first
partition should start at offset 16, because the first 16 sectors are
reserved for metadata."
I normally use sysintall for new slices, but a few days ago I edited an
old slice to turn the old root, swap, /tmp and /var partitions into a
single partition d for a squid cache, and I ended-up with this:
I'm wondering if I should put in an offset of 16 for the d partition
I think that is only true for some old stuff in old systems. I believe
I saw somewhere that it only is meaningful it the -A option is used.
It might also be meaningful for the so-called 'dangerously dedicated'
disk where you don't use a slice, but the raw drive. But, I
never start it at an offset of 16 - always 0 if my partition is
within a slice.