On Tue, 29 Sep 2009, RW wrote:

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:08:43 -0600 (MDT)
Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> wrote:

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009, RW wrote:

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 02:22:31 +0200
Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote:

doing 1:1 copies with dd is always possible and will
keep content identically; remember to copy the MBR separately
with bs=512 and count=1 from the /dev/ad{source} device.


Because it contains the partition table.

Right, but why separately, rather than with the rest of the disk?

For me, it would be because dealing with an individual 512-byte partition table file is easier than decompressing a multi-gigabyte image file to get at the first 512 bytes.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"

Reply via email to