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Re: partitioning for dual boot

No big deal. Eat the disk label by using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd??
count=1 bs=1M in the installer's spare command console; then recreate
it with the parted partition editor.

This should fix any inaccuracies in the label.

Unfortunately Suns are dumb and treat the label as gospel no matter how
moronic the contents. One system I had with a bad disk label just
dumped me into X without a window manager with one terminal tool window
when I tried to install Solaris 10. Could not even have fixed it
without SPARC Linux! 

--- Dave Love <d.love@dl.ac.uk> wrote:

> Has anyone had success with a Sarge/Solaris dual boot?  I did this
> with Woody (or possibly earlier), but I can't now partition a disk
> which Solaris is happy with.
> I've tried installing Solaris (10) first, and Debian first, but it
> seems that whenever fdisk, parted, or whatever it is that the
> installer uses, touches the disk, it clobbers it and the Solaris boot
> or install won't use it.  I think I've had different reports from
> Solaris, depending on what I did, but an example is:
> WARNING: /pci@1c,600000/scsi@2/sd@0,0 (sd0):
>         Corrupt label - bad geometry
>         Label says 71133184 blocks; Drive says 71132959 blocks
> I was wondering whether it was worth trying to build an old fdisk
> and,
> if so, which version to go for.
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