Subject: Re: Incompatible slices.
To: Bruce Evans <>
From: J Wunsch <>
List: port-i386
Date: 02/26/1996 22:16:22
As Bruce Evans wrote:

> >	3) The first track as defined by DOG should be skipped.
>         ^ 4
> This is too restrictive since it isn't compatible with using the whole
> disk for BSD.  (1)-(3) are probably sufficient for stopping foreign
> installation programs from deciding that the partition table is garbage
> and reinitializing it.

Apparently.  Except that somebody who wants to recycle a BSD disk has
to care to use ``fdisk /mbr'' in DOG, or to dd /dev/zero over the
first hundred or so sectors from within BSD..  Otherwise, DOG does
re-use the first sector of the BSD bootstrap, and only updates the
fdisk entries.  :-)

(At least some reason why we call it ``Dangerously dedicated.'')
cheers, J"org -- -- NIC: JW11-RIPE
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