Using a hard drive without partitions
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Sat Jul 30 14:36:39 GMT 2005
Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton at gmail.com> writes:
> Dangerously dedicated
> newfs -O2 -U
I think you're using "dangerously dedicated" wrongly. A DD disk is one
which has no standard partition table in the MBR; the "disklabel"
sectors (16) start at sector 0 (or with your no-secondary-partitions-
either method, your filesystem would start there (newfs /dev/da0)).
You've got a standard partition table with the s1 entry in use, which
is not "dangerous". The FAQ has an entry on DD disks.
I can't say much about your main question; I've never heard of doing
it. It sounds less "dangerous" than putting a FS in a file, like
we do with ISO filesystems all the time.
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