Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-06 Thread Bruce Evans
It differs in that you can boot from the disk afterwards with my script, you cant with disklabel -w wd0 auto. That may be because you forgot to supply the -r or -B args to disklabel, [...] No it is because the fool BIOS belives the 5 in the MBR. This problem can be avoided by using fdisk

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-05 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Warner Losh writes: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED] Poul-Henning Kamp writes: : It seems that our new boot blocks doesn't like the taste of disks : prepared according to the meagre information we have in the handbook. How does this script differ from 'disklabel -w wd0

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-02 Thread Robert Nordier
What fails? Can you be more specific? How recent are your boot1/boot2 blocks? I would be inclined to dd at least 8k over the front of the disk myself, but I don't think that's relevant in your case. Disk error #1 while trying to load boot/loader. I think the bios in this case trust

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-02 Thread Bruce Evans
My semantics may be wrong on these two: what I'm talking about is what is in handbook chapter 8 "Using command line utilities " gives you a disk which doesn't boot. Ok; of those two examples, the first should give you a truly dedicated disk. (You can only generate a "dangerously dedicated"

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-02 Thread Doug White
On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Mike Smith writes: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bruce Evans writes: All of the above only work for the easy case where the whole disk is being labelled. In general, the disk size must be reduced to the slice

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-02 Thread Doug White
On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Bruce Evans wrote: My semantics may be wrong on these two: what I'm talking about is what is in handbook chapter 8 "Using command line utilities " gives you a disk which doesn't boot. Ok; of those two examples, the first should give you a truly dedicated disk.

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-02 Thread Warner Losh
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED] Poul-Henning Kamp writes: : My real beef here is not with the boot failure but with the fact that our : command line tools stink when I bring in a new blank disk... Yes. Several times I've hit this problem, but have never been PO'd enough to fix it... Warner To

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Nik Clayton
On Sun, Aug 01, 1999 at 04:19:52PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: The following script seems to DTRT for me, and should really be either integrated into a "fdisk -A" flag or maybe as a stand alone script. Either way: manpage handbook needs updated too. What, specifically, is wrong with

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Nik Clayton writes: On Sun, Aug 01, 1999 at 04:19:52PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: The following script seems to DTRT for me, and should really be either integrated into a "fdisk -A" flag or maybe as a stand alone script. Either way: manpage handbook needs

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Bruce Evans
It seems that our new boot blocks doesn't like the taste of disks prepared according to the meagre information we have in the handbook. The following script seems to DTRT for me, and should really be either integrated into a "fdisk -A" flag or maybe as a stand alone script. Either way: manpage

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bruce Evans writes: All of the above only work for the easy case where the whole disk is being labelled. In general, the disk size must be reduced to the slice size before applying a label to a slice. And that is the problem, it seems that "dangerously dedicated"

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Mike Smith writes: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bruce Evans writes: All of the above only work for the easy case where the whole disk is being labelled. In general, the disk size must be reduced to the slice size before applying a label to a slice. And

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Mike Smith
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Mike Smith writes: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bruce Evans writes: All of the above only work for the easy case where the whole disk is being labelled. In general, the disk size must be reduced to the slice size before applying a label to a slice.

Re: junior-hacker task: prepdisk

1999-08-01 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Mike Smith writes: My semantics may be wrong on these two: what I'm talking about is what is in handbook chapter 8 "Using command line utilities " gives you a disk which doesn't boot. Ok; of those two examples, the first should give you a truly dedicated disk.