On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Mike Smith writes:
> >> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Bruce Evans writes:
> >> 
> >> >All of the above only work for the easy case where the whole disk is
> >> >being labelled.  In general, the disk size must be reduced to the slice
> >> >size before applying a label to a slice.
> >> 
> >> And that is the problem, it seems that "dangerously dedicated" doesn't 
> >> boot anymore...
> >
> >It never did, on many hardware variants.  Use "truly dedicated" 
> >instead, which should still work fine.
> 
> My semantics may be wrong on these two: what I'm talking about is
> what is in handbook chapter 8 "Using command line utilities " gives
> you a disk which doesn't boot.

What BIOS do you have?

Did you try the tutorial version? 

I know machines that won't boot disks missing MS partition tables.

Doug White                               
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