USB stick and some help with it. [SOLVED] The usb stick is in the trash now.
quartz at sneakertech.com
Tue Aug 4 18:42:43 UTC 2015
> I thought GParted live was based around parted.
It is, but I mistakenly thought that [lib]parted was in turn based off
of gpart (it's not).
> Okay. Can you point me to a man page or utility distribution with that
> version of gpart for Linux?
gpart v0.2.1 (c) 1999-2001 Michail Brzitwa <michail at brzitwa.de>
It also has gdisk and sgdisk, which can be slightly more useful in some
situations. When it comes to 'flatlining' a drive, I usually use sgdisk
since the -Z option will blow away all partition schemes and backup
headers in one shot (mbr+gpt+whatever).
>And I don't see the point in grabbing
> a Linux utility disk when FreeBSD is already running and has the tools
> for the job.
Well, the whole reason this thread got started is because he couldn't dd
his usb drive. I suggested booting off a live linux cd just to double
check if it was a hardware issue or if his copy of FreeBSD was corrupt.
I suggested a linux live cd mainly because it was simple and will have a
lot of utilities out of the box without needing to mess around (vs the
FreeBSD installer images).
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