Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/29/1998 13:03:42

> But what if you REALLY want to blow away the partition table?

You explicitly initialize the four partitions to zero.

That's what you have to do with DOS fdisk, too.  (Yes, I did test it, and
no, even fdisk/mbr doesn't initialize the partition table, only the boot code,
i.e. out fdisk -i is now the same as DOS fdisk/mbr).

One might argue that a "fdisk -f -u -1 -s 0/0/0" should be changed to make
the partition entry all zero (currently it initializes the beginning sector
to 1).  Currently you can zero out an entry completely only by using the
interactive mode.

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