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Date:      Sat, 20 Feb 1999 03:57:50 -0500
From:      "Brad Benson" <brad@cyberix.com>
To:        "freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>, "Greg Black" <gjb@comkey.com.au>
Subject:   RE: BSD filesystems & MBR 
Message-ID:  <000001be5caf$185c7fe0$6400a8c0@BillyJoeBob>
In-Reply-To: <19990220010713.3722.qmail@alpha.comkey.com.au>

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> > Optionally, but not recommended, you can make the disk "dangerously
> > dedicated".
> 
> I keep seeing references that repeat this advice, but I have not
> seen any compelling reasons for it.  Is there any real reason
> why, on a machine that will never run anything but FreeBSD, this
> could present a problem?
> 

I'm not sure of the technical issues invloved, but I've been 
"dangerously dedicateing" the drives on almost all of my installs.
I've been running that way on at least two major servers and 
a bunch of smaller routes and have never had a problem. It 
comes in handy for the small hard drives on the 386 boxes I turn
into routers.





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