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

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Feb 3 17:50:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:42:42 -0700, Steve Franks <bahamasfranks at> wrote:
> > Why so complicated? The command
> >
> >        # newfs /dev/ad1
> I'm looking to mirror/dup/image the entire system to something I can
> stick in another system.  

Sorry, my misunderstanding. I thought you're intending to
use the second disk as a pure data disk.

>  I hear there's good reasons for not
> running my whole system off of a single partition. 

The example above would not only create one single partition,
it would furthermore omit the slice containing it. :-)

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