Does FreeBSD start slices at head boundaries?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Jul 7 09:21:42 UTC 2012

>> 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.

i use only disklabel, no fdisk at all. i put partition start sector where 
i want - no align problems.

I did not use gpart for now in production as i have no >2TB disk where i 
want to do partition at all.

Actually i've got quite a few 3TB disks recently but there are no both 
gpart, fdisk or disklabels on them, just single full disk(*) filesystem 
for user data.

* - actually gmirror of 3 disks.

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