Well, there goes Windows!

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Mon Aug 22 13:13:58 UTC 2011

On Mon, 22 Aug 2011, Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:

> On 22.08.2011 4:00, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> The larger problem is that this behavior means that destroying gparts sometimes doesn't work at
>> all. For instance, if you have nested partitioning like MBR+BSD (or EBR) it is not possible to
>> destroy the underlying MBR geom without committing the destruction of the BSD geom. This is
>> because the MBR geom cannot be destroyed, even without committing, while it continues to have
>> children, which it does due to the ghost geom for the BSD slice.
> Actually you can destroy underlying MBR geom without committing, just use "force" flag.
> But there is another problem, the metadata of nested scheme will not deleted and it might
> appear again when you create new MBR and new partition in the same place.

This isn't true for nested partitioning, at least in my experience.

> -- 
> WBR, Andrey V. Elsukov

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