How many Labels/partitions are permitted?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Fri Oct 20 00:06:44 UTC 2006

On Friday, 20 October 2006 at  1:48:35 +0200, Joerg Pernfuss wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:29:07 -0300, Agus <agus.262 at> wrote:
>> Hi all. I was reading the installation of freebsd and get that only
>> partitions, sorry, labels a to h are allowed. is this so?
> a-h are possible, yes, but b is usually used for swap and c is
> reserved "for internal use".

Specifically, it represents the entire partition.

> Basically, now you have 4 options:
> - rework your partiotion sheme to work with these limits
> - create two slices on the disk, giving you *s1[adefgh] and
>   *s2[adefgh] to work with

This is the cleanest method, if you really have to create that many

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