Re: Warning about paritioning issues (was Re: Bug#28652: not a bug)
On Thu, 12 Nov 1998 16:15:00 +0100, Wichert Akkerman <email@example.com> said:
> [1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>] Previously J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)
>> 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/>