newbie comments

From: greg scott <>
Date: Wed Dec 29 2004 - 18:31:52 PST

this is part test post, and part comments to help other newbs.

please correct any misstatements. includes
dd bs=4k iseek=1 oseek=1 if=ForthOS1 of=/dev/ad0s2

on slackware linux, dd (coreutils) 5.0 syntax:
dd bs=4k skip=1 seek=1 if=ForthOS1 of=/dev/ad0s2
iseek is skip
oseek is seek

in the reference to fdisk partition type 158:

this is fdisk type 9E, which shows up as type unknown in fdisk v2.12.
it makes sense that Andy chose since it is unused.

finally, as a forth newbie, i at first expected to use "mkfs -t ...".
but the ForthOS uses blocks, so mkfs is not needed.

Received on Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:31:52 -0600

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