can't make an 'a' slice except with auto-defaults

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Feb 3 17:37:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:26:06 -0700, Steve Franks <bahamasfranks at> wrote:
> I'm just trying
> to make a fresh disk ready for dump/restore with a 1G /, so I guess
> sysinstall is out as an option at this time.

Why so complicated? The command

	# newfs /dev/ad1

will prepare the disk, assuming ad1 is the new disk. It
will create one single partition covering the whole disk,
with no slice. You can then run

	# mount /dev/ad1 /mnt

to access it; /dev/ad1 is the same as /dev/ad1c, "the
whole disk".

By the way, have you tried the program

	# sade

instead of sysinstall?

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