Format a USB flash drive using gpart

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Jul 9 16:03:22 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:44:28AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> >You don't.  You wipe the FAT32 with fdisk and make a FreeBSD slice on it.
> >Then you can bsdlabel it with one partition and newfs it.  Or you can
> repeat 100 times more that you "have to" make fdisk and bsdlabel. you 
> don't, and it doesn't make sense

You can do many things as indicated in several posts and most of them 
will work if you want it that way.   But, they do not answer the
question as posted.

Turning the USB stick into a FreeBSD type or mounting it as MSDOSFS
does answer that question.   

I am not sure why the rabid promotion of non-slicing, but it not
worth all the extra bandwidth applied to it.


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