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Date:      Wed, 9 Dec 2009 20:41:40 -0500
From:      Maxim Khitrov <mkhitrov@gmail.com>
To:        Rolf Nielsen <listreader@lazlarlyricon.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Dangerously Dedicated
Message-ID:  <26ddd1750912091741g60fb428ape15225c12e9d8c8b@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4B204FDD.3070005@lazlarlyricon.com>
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On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Rolf Nielsen
<listreader@lazlarlyricon.com> wrote:
> RW wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:42:31 -0800 (PST)
>> James Phillips <anti_spam256@yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I sort of followed the discussion as well. There was some disagreement
>>> about what "dangreously dedicated" means. Does it mean getting rid of t=
he
>>> DOS partition table (slices?) =C2=A0Or, does it mean creating a slice o=
r disks
>>> without BSD partitions?
>>
>> It means the former.
>>
>
> As far as I understand it, it's called Dangerously Dedicated because it m=
ay
> cause other systems not to recognise the disk. Consequently, newfs'ing a
> slice without first partitioning it can hardly be DD, since that is what
> other systems do, right?

That is correct. That slice will not be bootable, but you can use it
to store data.

- Max



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