- Create and modify Amiga partition tables ("amiga disklabel")
serves two purposes:
Cross-bootstrap any harddisk for NetBSD/amiga usage from ANY
Traditionally, this task was done with the "hdtoolbox" program
that comes with Amiga OS. With
neither this program nor a running Amiga (OS) system
is required anymore.
The steps to install NetBSD/amiga on a new harddisk using
are as follows:
- Put the disk in your i386 or whatever
- Create partitions with
to the disk using dd(1)
- Put the disk in your amiga
- Boot off the installer partition
Modify an already existing Amiga partition table/pseudo disklabel
from NetBSD/amiga (or any other NetBSD platform). This allows
adding/removing/resizing NetBSD slices (what disklabel(8) can't do
on amiga yet).
comes with an interactive user interface. Like disklabel(8)'s user
interface, capital letters form commands while small letters start
the partition editor (hitting "b" either creates or edits slice b).
Regardless of the platform you're using
on, partition "c" always refers to the whole disk.
In contrast to disklabel(8), all slice sizes in
are cylinders, not sectors.
Hit "?" in the interactive menu to see the list of available commands.
Show program usage
So far, only interactive use of this program is possible. It'd be nice
to have a similar "user interface" the disklabel(8) program has,
especially the capability to read partition information from a
textfile looks like a must-have.
Florian Stoehr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is distributed under the terms of the BSD license.
No known bugs. If you find any, report them to me.