> Mike Smith wrote:
> > > The program works on Compaq True64 UNIX v 4.0d
> > > It also works on Solaris 7 (only tested sparc).
> > >
> > > So it seems FreeBSD is broken here.
> > 
> > FreeBSD just behaves differently.  If you want to write to the whole
> > disk, open the whole-disk device, not the 'c' partition.
> Thanks Mike, /dev/da18 works fine for me although I notice that
> /dev/da18s1 does not.  There seems to be some inconcistencies
> in this area.

That would be something of an understatement...

> Please tell me (and for the benefit of the list) as to why
> I cant use /dev/da18s1c ?

The 'c' device won't let you overwrite the beginning of the slice/disk, 
since that's where the partition information is kept.

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