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Re: Removing bootstrap data on i386

On 17/12/2009, at 10:07 AM, Dave B wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:55:52PM +0000, George Michaelson wrote:
>> Its simpler than this
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rwd0d bs=512 count=1
>  Does that preserve partition info?

nope. if you need to preserve the partition info, you have to blank less than 

its the first 446 bytes

so dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rwd0d bs=446 count=1

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