[Tux3] mkfs.tux3: wiping other fs signatures

Ph. Marek philipp.marek at emerion.com
Fri Dec 12 12:50:07 PST 2008

OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi at mail.parknet.co.jp> wrote:
> Daniel Phillips <phillips at phunq.net> writes:
>> Set the first 4K and last sector to zero?
> Ah, I was forgetting about it. I think, first 1024bytes (FAT, NTFS, and
> EFI), and last 64kbytes (EFI, and MD RAID), should be enough. Right?
Please, let us be on the safe side, and do the first 256k or even 1M each.
FAT stores a backup boot sector, and that is typically in the 11th  
sector, but it can be nearly anywhere else.

So I'd beg for the minimum of 64kB at start at end - and if it doesn't  
cost too much, please 1M.



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