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Re: disklabel "unused partition" warnings



Simon Morgan <sjmorgan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> It's had all kinds of different operating systems installed on it
> at various times.

Strange. I just ran the same command on a completely different machine
and got the exact same warnings:

# Inside MBR partition 3: type A6 start 63 size 40017852
# /dev/rwd0c:
type: ESDI
disk: ad0s1
label: 
flags:
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 63
tracks/cylinder: 16
sectors/cylinder: 1008
cylinders: 39703
total sectors: 40020624
rpm: 3600
interleave: 1
trackskew: 0
cylinderskew: 0
headswitch: 0           # microseconds
track-to-track seek: 0  # microseconds
drivedata: 0 

8 partitions:
#             size        offset  fstype [fsize bsize  cpg]
  a:        307377            63  4.2BSD   2048 16384  304 # Cyl     0*-   304 
  b:        614880        307440    swap                   # Cyl   305 -   914 
  c:      40020561            63  unused      0     0      # Cyl     0*- 39702 
  d:        245952        922320  4.2BSD   2048 16384  244 # Cyl   915 -  1158 
  e:        164304       1168272  4.2BSD   2048 16384  164 # Cyl  1159 -  1321 
  f:       8388576       1332576  4.2BSD   2048 16384  328 # Cyl  1322 -  9643 
  g:      30299472       9721152  4.2BSD   2048 16384  328 # Cyl  9644 - 39702 
disklabel: warning, unused partition i: size 1413615339 offset -2147417768
disklabel: warning, unused partition j: size -1900006918 offset 402701520
disklabel: warning, unused partition k: size 503365533 offset 1463353529
disklabel: warning, unused partition l: size -1407327343 offset -1382830702
disklabel: warning, unused partition m: size -2013104760 offset -1065155243
disklabel: warning, unused partition n: size 402998726 offset 268977606
disklabel: warning, unused partition o: size -400023365 offset 17760443
disklabel: warning, unused partition p: size 1723867151 offset 251775107



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