Partitioning with gpart or old style slices?

Erik Nørgaard norgaard at
Sun Jun 5 10:06:24 UTC 2011

On 5/6/11 7:03 AM, Robert Simmons wrote:
> On Sunday, June 05, 2011 12:40:22 AM Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> # 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
>> # gpart set -a active -i 1 ad4
> You need to install the bootcode:
> This will install the interactive one:
> gpart bootcode -b /mnt2/boot/boot0 ad4
> this will install the non-interactive one:
> gpart bootcode -b /mnt2/boot/mbr ad4

Thanks Warren, great article, and thanks all for the follow up posts as 

Just one more question, the usual mbr and boot files will boot a gpt 
partition? I see there are some additional files gptboot and pmbr?

Thanks, Erik

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