Mike Smith wrote:
> > 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.
In the grand tradition of being allowed to shoot yourself in the foot,
I would like to be able to do such things as this is clearly what I
intend. Since we dont normally hold peoples hands for other things,
why cant we allow big holes in my feet for this too ?
Regardless /dev/da18s1 should work as for /dev/da18
I know... send patches... unfortunately my day job hasn't seen the
light yet so I cant work on FreeBSD at work.
Matthew Thyer Phone: +61 8 8259 7249
Science Corporate Information Systems Fax: +61 8 8259 5537
Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Salisbury
PO Box 1500 Salisbury South Australia 5108
To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message