Does FreeBSD start slices at head boundaries?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Jul 7 09:16:39 UTC 2012

> it without any problem. It _may_ be possible that some
> systems like "Windows" have trouble with this approach,

what trouble? Windows doesn't probably see anything.

anyway i would not risk running windows with FreeBSD containing disk 
connected at the same time anyway. it's always risky.

> To OP:
> If you omit the slice and just create two partitions (one for
> FS and one for swap), FreeBSD will use this fine. Just make
bsdlabel -B device is just enough after that

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