growfs only works on GPT partitioning schemes?

Martin Simmons martin at
Mon Feb 26 14:22:24 UTC 2018

>>>>> On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:55:10 +0800, Mars G Miro said:
>    It seems that growfs only works on GPT partitioned schemes ?
>    When I first installed my FreeBSD, I unfortunately chose BSD during the
> FS creation. Now that I ran out of space, I wanted to increase the
> filesystem size. Successfully did so in Virtualbox but after rebooting, the
> HD doesn't see the new allocated space. It has another virtual HD, one
> created with GPT and I was able to increase it via growfs.

For the BSD scheme, I think you also have to resize the slice (i.e. the MBR
entry) and then resize the BSD partition within the slice.


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