2nd HD

Mike Meyer mwm-dated-1050763912.b61477 at mired.org
Mon Apr 14 07:51:56 PDT 2003

In <20030414051345.GA86213 at kurdistan.ath.cx>, =?unknown-8bit?Q?S=EAr=EAciya_Kurdistan=EE?= <sereciya at kurdistan.ath.cx> typed:
>   4) choose "c" to create a slice (partition)
>      ....or...
>      choose "a" to select entire drive

Generally, you want to create a slice instead of use the entire
drive. Some BIOSes don't play nice with drives that don't have slices
on them, and may wipe out your partition information. Creating one
slice that covers the entire disk has a trivial space cost and avoids
all those problems.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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