boot0 installation not permitted in single slice config

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon May 11 16:52:44 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 09:27:34PM +0000, Saifi Khan wrote:

> Hi all:
> Trying to install the 'boot0' boot manager on the MBR, from the
> Fixit# command prompt as
> Fixit# boot0cfg -v -B -o noupdate /dev/ad4
> the response is:
> boot0cfg: write_mbr: /dev/ad4: Operation not permitted.
> i've configured a single slice for the entire disk as
> Fixit# fdisk -B -I /dev/ad4
> Is it that by default the sector 0 is taken as the start point
> if the entire disk is configured with a single slice ?

Use fdisk.    fdisk -B ad4

The fdisk commane you indicate does all you need.

  fdisk -B -I ad4

does what you want and  you do not need the boot0cfg


> thanks
> Saifi.
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