--- Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > (is disklabel/bsdlabel only meant to be run on slices and not > > bsd-partitions?). > > You have it backwards in this question. Disklabel is meant to run > only on bsd partitions and not slices. Slices (1-4) are the major > divisions of the disk and partitions (a-h) are divisions within slices. > Fdisk is what creates slices.
Ok, well the reason I thought it might be the other way is because if you run disklabel (bsdlabel) on a slice (such as /dev/ad4s1 on my machine, which is working, or /dev/ad0s1 on another machine I have access to) it works fine (and reports an offset of 0), but if you run it on the partition (/dev/ad0s1c) you get an offset of 63 and errors like: 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 partition f: partition extends past end of unit So why does disklabel/bsdlabel produce errors when run on the partition even when the disk is fine, if it is meant to be run on partitions and not slices? Trying to learn... thanks! _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"