Partitioning with gpart or old style slices?

Robert Simmons rsimmons0 at
Sun Jun 5 08:25:31 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 3:35 AM,  <perryh at> wrote:
> Robert Simmons <rsimmons0 at> wrote:>
>> > How do I wipe the whole thing in one go so that I can start
>> > afresh?
>> >
>> > gpart destroy ad4 ??
>> Yes, but first you must delete all of the slices/partitions.
>> Think of it this way: you must go backwards down the path you
>> just came with a delete for each add, then a destroy for each
>> create.
> So there is no way to just say "clean up this whole disk" in a
> single operation?  That seems a considerable step backwards,
> given that the old tools have "fdisk -i" and "bsdlabel -w".

I've never had to use it, but I think "gpart destroy -F ad4" is what
you are looking for, so I guess it is not necessary to step backwards
after all.

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