Does FreeBSD start slices at head boundaries?

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Jul 7 04:43:28 UTC 2012

On Fri, 6 Jul 2012, Polytropon wrote:

> For maximum security, you can use the "old" approach of
> using fdisk + disklabel (creating slice, creating partitions
> within slice). This also delivers most compatibility for
> other systems, if it should be needed, e. g. in a multiboot
> environment.

gpart(8) can create MBR slice/partition layouts (and GPT and other 
partition schemes).  See the man page.  There is little reason to use 
fdisk and bsdlabel any more.

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