growfs only works on GPT partitioning schemes?

Warner Losh imp at
Mon Feb 26 14:30:18 UTC 2018

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 7:11 AM, Martin Simmons <martin at>

> >>>>> 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.

You do. The /etc/rc.d script that does resize on boot does that
automatically, but we have no other automation for the process.


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