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Re: Warning about paritioning issues (was Re: Bug#28652: not a bug)

On Thu, 12 Nov 1998 16:15:00 +0100, Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl> said:

> [1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>] Previously J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)
> wrote:
>> I surely hope that this will be mentioned in the installation
>> document soon.

> Everytime you resize a partition that contains or will contain a FAT
> filesystem it is a very good idea to fill the first couple of
> sectors with zeros. Otherwise you can indeed overwrite data on other
> partition, have format fail silently, and other weird things.

> So: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdXX bs=512 count=4

Wichert, reading the followup from Arto, it would seem that you need
to do this zeroing trick sometimes even when just partitioning for

I'm adding a note about this to the installation manual now, BTW.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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