On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Ian Dowse wrote:

> In message <Pine.BSF.4.21.0107122138260.61694-100000@beppo>, Matthew Jacob writ
> es:
> >
> >Sometime in the last few days, disklabel -Brw auto seems to have stopped
> >working for me on alpha.... It used to be the thing of:
> >Now I get:
> >
> >dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da5 bs=1024k count=10
> >...
> >disklabel -Brw da5 auto
> >disklabel: No space left on device
> I think this can happen when there is an existing label on the
> disk, but I forget the exact conditions. Try dd'ing a few k of
> zeros on to the disk and run the disklabel again?

No, that's the first line- that' what the dd is for...

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