can't mount root during freebsd-update 7.0 -> 8.1 on amd64

perryh at perryh at
Mon Dec 6 00:13:10 UTC 2010

David DEMELIER <demelier.david at> wrote:

> Here :
> GEOM_PART becomes the default slicer
> Status: Committed to -CURRENT
> Will appear in 8.0: sure
> Author: Marcel Moolenaar & others
> Web: commit message
> GEOM_PART (gpart) is a new GEOM partition class (slicer) and
> utility that rolls up support for many partitioning formats
> (MBR, BSD, GPT etc.) into a single code base.
> ...
> NOTE: Some old utilities like bsdlabel may not work if the kernel
> doesn't include GEOM_BSD and other old slicer classes. In other
> words, bsdlabel et al don't work with GEOM_PART.

Does this mean that, in 8.1-RELEASE, bsdlabel/disklabel will not work
with the GENERIC kernel (which includes GEOM_PART_GPT and GEOM_LABEL,
but no other GEOM_ pieces AFAICT)?

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