Subject: Re: Incompatible slices.
To: Bruce Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: J Wunsch <email@example.com>
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.'')
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