Re: sgi disklabel
On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 12:31:39AM -0700, Matt Jibson wrote:
> I inadvertantely deleted my sgi disklabel while trying to install woody while
> following the debian/mips how-to (it didn't boot the first time...). Now I
> have a sun disklabel (I believe) and I can't figure out how to tell fdisk to
> make a sgi disklabel, with the appropriate volheader stuff. Any clues?
Unfortunately current fdisk doesn't offer to create a new vh in the
expert menu when there already is a valid partition layout on the disk.
Do (assuming you want the vh on the first disk):
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda count=1 bs=512
This will *erase* your current sun disklabel on /dev/sda and you will be
able to create a sgi vh then. All data on that disk will be lost.