Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 10/01/1998 16:31:27
"Charles M. Hannum" writes:
> > "Charles M. Hannum" writes:
> > > If I understand this correctly, the suggested pullup actually makes
> > > fdisk *unable* to reinitialize the MBR should I want to do so.  That's
> > > extremely bogus.
> > 
> > Actually, that isn't quite correct. You can still re-initialize it,
> > just not with only the -i flag -- you have to explicitly zero out the
> > four MBR partitions as well. The -i flag now only re-initializes the
> > code part of the MBR.
> Precisely.  Now I have to use a semi-magic invocation of dd(1) to do
> what I want, because there's a fairly arbitrary restriction in
> fdisk(8).

No, you can get the exact same behavior you had before from fdisk with 
fdisk -- just invoked differently.