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couple notes for smooth sailing
Authored by: eitchbar on Feb 13, '09 12:18:52PM
three years down the line, this still works great. couple notes:

in step 2: diskutil partitionDisk took disk1 as the device name, though the device name I got from the ls (original post's step 2) was /dev/rdisk1 (maybe I'd have known that right off if I was a more seasoned terminal user?)

in step 3: ejecting from the finder (at least with the usb drive I used, but I assume with firewire too) will eject the disks, leaving pdisk and fdisk nothing to run on. use disk utility to unmount the partitions you're working on

in step 4, that's pdisk -l not pdisk l (there's a dash before the lowercase L)

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