Subject: Re: Adding used disk to existing i386 system
To: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
From: Mark Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/2007 12:22:47
On 9/15/07, Christos Zoulas <email@example.com> wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Mark Thomas <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Would it be wise/recommended to delete the 'd' partition of a used
> >disk before I run 'disklabel' on it?
> >Someone gives me a 80GB drive from their Windows machine. I want to
> >add that to my existing NetBSD machine. First I use 'fdisk -u' and set
> >the partition sysid to 169. Then I use '# dd if=/dev/zero
> >of=/dev/rwd0d bs=8k'. After that I use disklabel to setup the
> >partitions I want.
> >Does that sound about right?
> I would not bother zeroing the disk... It just takes a lot of time
> and serves little purpose.
Thank you christos
() ascii ribbon campaign - against html e-mail
/\ www.asciiribbon.org - against proprietary attachments