On 09-Dec-01 Joerg Wunsch wrote:
> As Peter Wemm wrote:
>> There shouldn't *be* bootblocks on non-boot disks.
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da$n count=1
>> Dont use "disklabel -B -rw da$n auto".  Use "disklabel -rw da$n auto".
> All my disks have bootblocks and (spare) boot partitions.  All the
> bootblocks are DD mode.  I don't see any point in using obsolete fdisk
> tables.  (There's IMHO only one purpose obsolete fdisk tables are good
> for, co-operation with other operating systems in the same machine.
> None of my machines uses anything else than FreeBSD.)

Well, since they are a de facto part of the PC architecture they are also
good so that you don't break BIOS's.


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