FreeBSD fdisk how to?
jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Jun 20 16:47:07 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 01:48:44AM -0700, Unga wrote:
> --- On Fri, 6/20/08, Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> > From: Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
> > Subject: Re: FreeBSD fdisk how to?
> > To: "Unga" <unga888 at yahoo.com>
> > Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Date: Friday, June 20, 2008, 3:57 PM
> > > g c30401 h255 s63
> > > p 1 165 63 488392002
> > > a 1
> > >
> > >
> > > I ran fdisk as follows:
> > > fdisk -f configfile -itv /dev/ad2
> > >
> > is this disk FreeBSD only? don't use fdisk at all
> Yep this hard disk is for FreeBSD only. Why I should not use fdisk? What
> should I use to partition a disk? I'm running FreeBSD 7.0.
He is making what was popularly called a 'dangerously dedicated' disk.
There are no slices, just partitions carved out of the raw disk. It is
readable only by FreeBSD.
It works, but I prefer to have the flexibility of using fdisk and
creating slices and then dividing them in to partitions.
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