Re: [bug report] umsdos ruins ext2 file system

H. Peter Anvin (
19 Jul 1995 23:30:50 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: cloister bell <>
In newsgroup:
> that's cool. so do those of us with ext2 filesystems older than that
> need to worry about what may or may not be in our boot sectors? if so,
> what do you recommend that we do about it?

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/XXXX bs=512 count=1

... will do quite nicely. You may want to re-run lilo afterwards,
just in case.


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