On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 05:26:49PM -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
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 at
it 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, don't
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 learned a useful trick the other day: you can use abbreviations like
"1g", also '*' to mean "automatically calculate". See the manpage.
Neat, that seems to do it ... but, shouldn't that be disklabel's default
behaviour be for the initial -w operation?