DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-02
Re: Mounting dragonfly ufs in freebsd
Jonas Trollvik wrote:
On 2/1/08, Chris Turner <email@example.com> wrote:
kind of a PITA, but if you can read 'a', you could keep 2 labels in
'a', and relabel it as required..
(as long as the label doesn't extend into the partition &
hose things up ..)
if the filesystem is working, it's probably just the label that has
If you're just testing driver compatibility now & again,
I'd think that would might be good enough..
Yes this might work. Thanks for the tip.
Otherwise I'll have a look into how complicated the disklabel code is
to change in freebsd to see if I can change it to work like dragonfly
Dunno if this *still* works - in fact I may be wrong that it *ever* did..but
ISTR that if I used FreeBSD 4.X to set up a disk, then DFLY *and* all
versions of FreeBSD - 4.X and newer - could read the disklabel.
Subsequently, as we pull server HDD well before they fail, I've simply
used separate surplus HDD.
For a laptop, of course, that would mean USB, FireWire, or such...