sysinstall vs gmirror

perryh at perryh at
Sat Sep 18 06:24:36 UTC 2010

Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 11:09 PM, <perryh at> wrote:
> > > Next fdisk/gpart accordingly (don't forget to make it bootable).
> >
> > This is where I get stuck.  I've partitioned the physical drives
> > using sysinstall, but how do I go about partitioning gm0?
> Your problem is that you are still using sysinstall.

No, I'm not.

> You can't for your purposes(this was pointed out earlier).
> Fixit only!

The question is, how do I go about partitioning gm0 from Fixit?
I've seen nothing so far that describes how to go about creating
multiple partitions on a gmirror (or on anything else, for that
matter) without either using sysinstall or having to understand

> Notice in the example it creates some basic filesystems/diretories

using gpart and ZFS

> ...

> > > If your setup if GPT compatible, I recommend using it.
> >
> > How do I find out whether this setup is GPT compatible?
> Hardware(BIOS) dependent.

OK, given the system's age I will presume that it is not, thus
(I suppose) no reason to deal with gpart.

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