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+# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.1.1.1 2000/08/07 09:23:41 leo Exp $
+
+PROG= ahdilabel
+SRCS= ahdilabel.c build.c check.c cksum.c magic.c openraw.c read.c write.c \
+ writedtab.c
+
+MAN= ahdilabel.8
+MANSUBDIR= /atari
+
+WARNS= 1
+
+CFLAGS += -g
+.include <bsd.prog.mk>
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+.\" $NetBSD: ahdilabel.8,v 1.1.1.1 2000/08/07 09:23:41 leo Exp $
+.\"
+.\"
+.\" Copyright (c) 1999 The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
+.\" All rights reserved.
+.\"
+.\" This code is derived from software contributed to The NetBSD Foundation
+.\" by Julian Coleman and Leo Weppelman.
+.\"
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+
+.Dd July 29, 2000
+.Dt AHDILABEL 8
+.Os
+.Sh NAME
+.Nm ahdilabel
+.Nd modify AHDI partitions
+.Sh SYNOPSIS
+.Nm ahdilabel
+.Ar disk
+.Sh DESCRIPTION
+.Nm ahdilabel
+allows you to modify the AHDI partition table on a disk partitioned with
+AHDI or an AHDI compatible formatter. The AHDI partition format is usually
+only present on disks shared between
+.Nx
+and some other OS. The partition identifiers are used by
+.Nx
+as a guideline to emulate a disklabel on such a disk.
+.Pp
+.Nm ahdilabel
+supports the following options:
+.Pp
+.Bl -tag -width disk
+.It Ar disk
+The name of the disk you want to edit.
+.Nm ahdilabel
+will first try to open a disk of this name. If this cannot
+be opened, it will attempt to open
+.Ar r Ns <disk> Ns Ar c .
+Finally, if this also cannot be opened, it will attempt to open
+.Ar /dev/r Ns <disk> Ns Ar c .
+.El
+.Pp
+.Nm ahdilabel
+will display information about the number of sectors, tracks
+and sectors on the disk, as well as the current AHDI partition information.
+It will then prompt for input. The input choices are:
+.Pp
+.Bl -tag -width a-p
+.It Ar a-p
+Modify a partition. You will be prompted for a partition id, root, start
+and size.
+.Nx
+recognises the following partition id's:
+.Pp
+.Bl -tag -width "GEM or BGM" -compact
+.It NBD
+Partition is reserved for
+.Nx .
+This can be either a root or an user partition. The first NBD
+partition on a disk will be mapped to
+.Nx partition
+letter
+.Em a .
+The following NBD partitions will be mapped from letter
+.Em d
+up.
+The filesystem type is ffs by default.
+.It SWP
+The first SWP partition is mapped to partition
+.Em b.
+.It GEM or BGM
+These partitions are mapped from
+.Em d
+up. The filesystem type is msdos.
+.El
+.Pp
+The root, start and size parameters can be entered using sector or
+cylinder/track/sector notation. Whole numbers of cylinders can be entered
+using the shorthand <cylinder>/. Likewise, whole numbers of tracks can be
+entered using the shorthand <cylinder>/<track>/.
+.Pp
+The sector holding the primary AHDI partition table only has space for four
+partitions. Thus, if a disk has more than four partitions, the extra
+partition information is held in auxilliary root sectors. There is one
+auxilliary root for each additional partition (and also for the fourth
+partition, if the disk has more than four partitions).
+.It Ar r
+Recalculate the root sectors. This will automatically assign auxilliary
+root sectors if the disk has more than 4 partitions. The auxilliary root
+sectors will be positioned in a default location preceeding the relevant
+partition.
+.It Ar s
+Show the current partition information.
+.It Ar u
+Toggle the unit display between sector and cylinder/track/sector notation.
+.It Ar w
+Write the AHDI partition table to the disk.
+.It Ar q
+Quit
+.El
+.Sh EXAMPLES
+.Dl ahdilabel sd0
+Edit the AHDI label for disk sd0.
+.Sh CAVEATS
+The changes made to the AHDI partitions will become active on the next
+.Em first open
+of the disk. You are advised to use
+.Nm ahdilabel
+only on a disk without any mounted or otherwise active partitions. This
+is not enforced by
+.Nm ahdilabel.
+.Pp
+Because of way
+.Nx
+interprets AHDI partition tables to create the
+.Nx
+disklabel, the
+.Nx
+partition ordering may change if partitions labelled NBD are created or
+removed.
+.Pp
+Creating an AHDI partition table on a disk that previously did not have
+one will almost certainly overwrite any existing partition information
+and/or data on that disk. This is especially the case if auxilliary root
+sectors are needed for the AHDI partition table.
+.Pp
+As soon as a disk contains at least one NBD partition, you are allowed to
+write
+.Nx
+disklabels and install bootstraps.
+.Sh SEE ALSO
+.Xr bootpref 8 ,
+.Xr disklabel 8 ,
+.Xr installboot 8
+.Sh HISTORY
+The
+.Nm ahdilabel
+command first appeared in
+.Nx 1.5 .
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