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

Andrey V. Elsukov bu7cher at
Mon Dec 6 06:11:00 UTC 2010

On 06.12.2010 3:11, perryh at wrote:
>> 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)?

No, It doesn't. You can create partitions with fdisk/bsdlabel.
They do write directly to device and this does initiate tasting.
And GPART detects created partitions.

WBR, Andrey V. Elsukov

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