On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 04:04:49PM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On 28/03/07, Marc G. Fournier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > >Hash: SHA1 > > > > > >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 > ># /dev/ad4s1c: > >8 partitions: > ># size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] > > a: 976767986 79 unused 0 0 > > c: 976768002 63 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, > > don't > >edit > >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 > >utilities > > > >Even if I try to use /stand/sysinstall to do the fdisk, the end result has > >'issues' ... > > > >So, what is the generally accepted method of label'ng a new drive? :( > > I think you have it correct (or "right" as they say). > When I: > % bsdlabel [da|ad]NsNc > those very error messages are horked up on _some_ > drives. > To me > % 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. ////jerry > > -- > -- > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"