Subject: Re: Clean bit bits
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Waldi Ravens <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/18/1996 08:43:46
Mike Long wrote:

> >No problem. When newdosfs(8) sets the number of reserved sectors to 2 instead
> >of the usual 1, the second reserved sector can be used to store timestamps and
> >other usefull information (should of course be protected by a magic number
> >and checksum).
> That doesn't do you any good if the disk was formatted under DOS,
> though.

Sorry, I don't see how formatting a disk can have any effect on the
creation of a file system afterwards (or the partioning in between).
Please, elaborate.