disklabel - 8th partition shows "X" as Partition name

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Wed Mar 26 17:20:37 PST 2003

Siegbert Baude wrote:
>> I'm running 4.8RC1, I have a ~345Gb drive (RAID), that I am 
>> partitioning into 43Gb chunks (8 of them).. I'm using sysinstall..  on 
>> my last chunk, it shows "X" as the partition name and the rest is ok.  
>> The other partitions are amrd0s1e,f,g,h,a,b,d..  Am I out of 
>> "letters"?  What about "i"?  What can I do to fix this?
> The partitions within a FreeBSD slice are numberd from a to h, where c 
> is always reserved for the complete disk.
> So you will need two (or more) slices. Then create up to 7 (abdefgh) 
> partitions within each slice.

Thanks Siegbert.. Do you have any idea why this limit would be placed? 
It seems like this is possibly a "backwards compatibility" limit.  It 
would be nice if I could force it to use more partitions.


Eric Anderson	   Systems Administrator      Centaur Technology
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