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Date:      Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:47:53 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fsck on FAT32 filesystem?
Message-ID:  <201207222047.q6MKlrjt025975@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <500C429A.2010702@cran.org.uk>

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> From owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org  Sun Jul 22 13:15:00 2012
> Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:12:42 +0100
> From: Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>
> To: Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
> Cc: Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>,
>         freebsd-questions@freebsd.org,
>         Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
> Subject: Re: fsck on FAT32 filesystem?
>
> On 22/07/2012 17:14, Polytropon wrote:
> > Furthermore, in your example using Cygnwin's dd _on_ the disk
> > Cygnwin is currently running from, and the "Windows" it runs
> > on too, doesn't seem like a very good idea. I assume it will
> > result in a bluescreen soon and a _partially_ erased disk.
>
> Sorry, I forgot the say that in this example Windows is booted from 
> \\.\PhysicalDrive1 :)

Which assumes you _have_ \\.\PhysicalDrive1, and have a bootable O/S
on it, *and* know how to make the machine boot from the 'other disk'
*AND* know the 'magic incantation' to invoke the executable to erase
the disk in -that- environmnt.

Care to guess what percentnage of Windows users fits that criteria?

I'm petty sure, albeit without any 'ahrd facts', that it starts with a
decimal point, and several zeroes.    <wry grin>





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