bsdinstall-amd64-20110313 remarks

Michael Reifenberger mike at
Mon Mar 21 10:15:57 UTC 2011

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, Lars Engels wrote:

> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:04:28 +0100
> From: Lars Engels <lars.engels at>
> To: Michael Reifenberger <mike at>
> Cc: Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn at>,
>     FreeBSD-Current <current at>
> Subject: Re: bsdinstall-amd64-20110313 remarks
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:25:36AM +0100, Michael Reifenberger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> yesterday I tested the images listed in the subject and have the following
>> remarks:
>> - At least the memstick image contains an empty fstab
>> - Does the usage of a "dangerously dedikated disklabel" give any advantage?
>> - The usage of an UFS-Label for root mounting should be more flexible
> - UFS-labeling does not work
> I let bsdinstall partition the disk automatically and edited the
> proposed partitions to add labels, but after the first boot, neither
> fstab nor /dev/label showed any labels.

I did not mean to use UFS-Labels for the bsdinstall partitioner.
I meant the use of UFS-Labels for the memstick image itself.

The UFS labels should show up under /dev/ufs/...
The cd9660 labels should show up under /dev/cd9660/...

Michael Reifenberger
Michael at

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