Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Albert Hopkins <marduk@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] failed reiserfs partition - help!
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:07:36
Message-Id: 1282736668.40468.3.camel@paska
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] failed reiserfs partition - help! by James
1 On Tue, 2010-08-24 at 10:44 -0400, James wrote:
2 > Albert,
3 >
4 > Thanks for the response.
5 >
6 > "dd" for the lazy -- takes 2 seconds to wipe the top of the drive
7 > instead of getting rid of numerous partitions that the manufacturer
8 > put on the drive.
9
10 But what I'm saying is... you "wipe" the partition table and then you
11 use fdisk (or whatever) to create partitions. The very act using fdisk
12 and writing to the partition table wipes out the previous one.
13
14 The sending $25 to namesys part was a joke. Namesys isn't around
15 anymore.