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Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:21am PT
You should ask NoTokeRedKneck; he's a computer whiz. ;-)
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Maybe a head injury or stroke in the 90's?
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
What happened in the accident?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
What does anything posted in this thread have to do with this thread?
jahil

Social climber
London, Paris, WV & CA
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
When you install OpenBSD and it asks you if you should use the whole disk, just reply "Yes"
Puffy rules.

steve
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
Dude,


What accident?

What does this have to do with this thread?

The accident that happened to you. The thing that happened that
leaves you wondering about lawsuits from the 90's that have been long since forgotten. That has you asking Unix questions on a climbing forum.

If we knew we could answer your questions better.

See, you're confused in a funny way. I know the answers to most of your questions, but I can't figure out what is going through your head so I can't really answer them. If you tell us what happened to you things will work a little more smoothly.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
If you are not sure what you are doing, partition-wise, then you would be well advised to purchase an extra disk and have one OS per disk.
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Dude,


Please get out of this thread
with the non relevant matters and more so my business before
I may action you.

How about the following quid pro quo? If you keep your Unix and computer questions out of other threads, I'll leave you and Locker and Malemute to figure out your OpenBSD problems here in peace, and never bring up the accident again?

On the other hand, if you want to talk about what happened with someone let me know.

Best wishes!
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:33am PT
Dude,

You seem like an ok guy. People would take you more seriously if you didn't use so many avatars.

If all you want is an inexpensive replacement for Microsoft Office, why don't you just download OpenOffice for Windows? You don't need to install OpenBSD.

OpenOffice is free and it works very well: www.openoffice.org
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
What is 1m? Some size for offset superblocks?
RTFM
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=dd&sektion=1
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
RTFM

+1000
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Congratulations.

You do have a somewhat unusual style of presentation, so it's ez to kid around with you.

Glad you got it resolved.

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Malemute I still don't see ***1m?

Where sizes are specified, a decimal, octal, or hexadecimal number of
bytes is expected. If the number ends with a ``b'', ``k'', ``m'', ``g'',
or ``w'', the number is multiplied by 512, 1024 (1K), 1048576 (1M),
1073741824 (1G) or the number of bytes in an integer, respectively. Two
or more numbers may be separated by an ``x'' to indicate a product.

from above URL
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=dd&sektion=1
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
you know what I/O buffering is, right?

see http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=11585
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
^^ I take that as a NO.
you know what I/O buffering is, right?
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:33am PT
BES,

Boot the CD-ROM and use the installer to install the OS. You don't need to be dd'ing the boot blocks into place. Besides, you're talking about dd'ing a text file there, not the boot blocks, so even if you figure out how to do it, nothing useful will have been accomplished.

But if you are absolutely determined to dd something into that first sector, it won't matter what block size you use. So just leave that part off the command line. Or, if you must, put anything you like in for ibs, obs, and bs. On the other hand, if you mess up the rest of the command line you'll have to re-install Windows, so perhaps you should just forget about dd.

And as for not downloading software, that's silly. That's how everyone does it these days, including the guys that make the CD's you bought. Yep, they download the software and burn it for you. So download OpenOffice for Windows and install it.

Recap:
Put OpenOffice on Windows, and use that.
If you want OpenBSD too, boot the CD-ROM and follow the instructions.
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 26, 2013 - 07:42am PT
If you do have both Windows and OpenBSD installed, and you are simply trying to avoid using fdisk to switch between them, then install a boot manager.

FreeBSD has a good one, or you can install gag or grub.

http://gag.sourceforge.net/index.html
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
RTFM

+10,000
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 26, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.”
― Woody Guthrie

“Don’t make the process harder than it is.“ — Jack Welch
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