Re: Redhat 4.0 install pronlem on UDB

jestabro@amt.tay1.dec.com
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:38:33 -0500

>>> dave madden said:
>
> This happened to me, too, when upgrading from 3.0.3(?) to RH4.0. It
> seemed to be caused by bogus partition information hanging around on
> the disk (I think I used the BSD[?] partition scheme the first time I
> installed, but switched to fdisk [which I understand better] before
> installing RH4.0).
>
> The fix was to clear the whole disk before install with
>
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1024k
>
> You probably don't have to erase the *whole* thing, but I don't know
> how much is enough.

How long did *that* take? I simply use "bs=512 count=2", seems to work.

I think there's a rev of "fdisk" in the works that does the clear-out
automatically, as the current "minlabel" does; is/will there be an RPM
for this?

--Jay++

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