sysinstall(8) && bsdlabel a new disk

Matthias Apitz guru at
Mon Nov 1 09:06:56 UTC 2010

El día Monday, November 01, 2010 a las 12:03:54AM +0000, Bruce Cran escribió:

> On Sunday 31 October 2010 20:02:58 Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > How this is supposed to work using sysinstall(8)
> > or should one use only bsdlabel(8) directly in such a case?
> sysinstall isn't really intended for post-install use: you should probably 
> learn how to use gpart instead - e.g.
> gpart create -s mbr /dev/disk
> gpart add -t freebsd /dev/disk
> gpart create -s bsd /dev/disk
> gpart add -t freebsd-ufs /dev/disks1
> newfs /dev/disks1a

Combining the above and your posting in
for my case I should have done:

# gpart create -s mbr ad4                 # Init the disk with an MBR
# gpart add -t freebsd ad4                # Create a BSD container
# gpart create -s bsd ad4s1               # Init with a BSD scheme
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs  -s 1G ad4s1   # 1GB for /
# gpart add -t freebsd-swap -s 2G ad4s1   # 2GB for swap
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs  -s 2G ad4s1   # 2GB for /var
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs  -s 1G ad4s1   # 1GB for /tmp
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs ad4s1          # all rest for /usr


I'm unsure about the 3rd command (gpart create -s bsd ad4s1), should it
use 'ad4' as you say above, or 'ad4s1' as in the August's post?

In any case, next time whene I have an empty disk to initialize, I will
play around with this. Thanks again


Matthias Apitz
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