Defining a new slice

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Thu Feb 17 13:16:49 GMT 2005

des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav) writes:
> "Andrew L. Gould" <algould at> writes:
> > If the administrator uses /stand/sysinstall to replace a Windows 
> > partition that exists in front of the FreeBSD system partition with a 
> > UFS partition, will this rename the system partition and break the 
> > bootup process?
> Yes.

Umm, or rather: in 5.x it shouldn't, in 4.x it may.  GEOM (used in 5.x
but not in 4.x) killed off the "compatibility slice" which would lead
to this problem.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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