should fdisk -BI still work?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Tue Jul 1 08:20:21 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 11:15:49AM +0200, John Hay wrote:
> Hi,
> Should "fdisk -BI ad0" still work on current? I have a script that I use
> to prepare flash disks that have worked for a long time on older versions
> of FreeBSD, but it seems a little broken on -current. It actually started
> with the one from Warner's site people.../~imp/ and tweaked it
> over time to keep it running.
> On current I get an error when doing "fdisk -BI ad0":
> fdisk: invalid fdisk partition table found
> So how is one supposed to create a FreeBSD slice nowadays from a script?

I'm not using -BI, but I am using -I in a version of diskprep.   Are you
sure you don't have any slices (or partitions inside those slices) open?
I remember getting all sorts of weird errors when I forgot about that
while developing my new scripts.

-- Brooks

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