dumb question about fdisk

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Thu Aug 22 17:35:32 EST 2002


I have a disk which is running, mounted etc. and I want to change the bootable flag to another partition.  I change the flag then I have to "write table to disk and exit".  Will this destroy data on my disk?  I am suddenly reluctant to write the whole partition table just to toggle a bootable flag.  I can't find anything about this in the doco.

Kim Holburn  
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Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering
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