disklabel differences FreeBSD, DragonFly

Dmitry Marakasov amdmi3 at mail.ru
Sat Jul 29 14:13:17 UTC 2006

* Matthew Dillon (dillon at apollo.backplane.com) wrote:
>     felt that 8 partitions is restrictive.  My main home server has 10
>     and the main DragonFly box has 11.
>     There is another solution for FreeBSD folks, however.  You *DO* have
>     four slices to play with.   You can put a disklabel with 8 partitions
>     in it on each one (for 32 total).  It isn't as convenient, but it does
>     work.
About `lack' of partitions - don't forget that labels can be nested.
Just do `bsdlabel -w /dev/ad0s1e` - you'll get /dev/ad0s1ea.

Best regards,
 Dmitry                          mailto:amdmi3 at mail.ru

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