8.0rc1 not recognizing partitions on EPIA SN

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Mon Oct 19 17:07:11 UTC 2009

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Julian Elischer <julian at elischer.org> writes:
>> Daniel Nebdal <dnebdal at gmail.com> writes:
>>> Does that mean that it's possible to write a DD-style disklabel that
>>> GEOM_PART would be happy with?
>> it may be as little as overwriting bytes 510 and 511 of block0.
>> (the last 2 bytes of the block are a magic number)
>> this would stop the fdisk taster from recognising it as an fdisk
>> block and teh disklabel taster would recognise the disklabel.
> If by "block0" you mean the very first sector of the disk, it will also
> stop the BIOS from booting from that disk...

Sorry, I thought it wasnt the boot disk
(my misreading)

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