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Re: disklabel offset
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: disklabel offset
- From: Raymond Lillard <rlillard_(_at_)_sonic_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 14:14:32 -0700
Raymond Lillard wrote:
I rarely need to use the disklabel command outside an
installation process, but I swear the last time I did,
the offset offered a default value calculated from the
sum of the previously defined partitions.
Just now when using it, everytime I add a new partition, the
offered offset value is . I have added a new disk to a
system and don't understand why the offset value is not
tracked just like it is when doing a clean install.
Just for the record, I have read the manpage and see
no way to affect this behavior.
Following up for the record, I found more information
on the topic in the FAQ. It seems I needed to use the
command "fdisk -i <disk_id>" before attempting to add
the label. All works as expected now.
A warning about this in the mapage wouldn't hurt.
Thanks for the replies,