bsdlabel geometry params

Julien Cigar jcigar at
Tue Jun 5 09:22:39 UTC 2012

On 06/05/2012 10:45, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> whats wrong in juz using bsdlabel ?

from the 9.0R release notes:

        3.2.6 Disk Partition Management Utilities

In earlier releases various utilities were available to manage disk 
partition information. They are deprecated in favor of the gpart(8) 
utility. Specifically, the fdisk(8) 
and sunlabel(8) 
utilities are no longer supported actively though these are still 
available for backward compatibility.

> On Tue, 5 Jun 2012, Gary Aitken wrote:
>> On 06/04/12 15:25, Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Mon, 4 Jun 2012, Gary Aitken wrote:
>>>>> What part of the Handbook? I would suggest using gpart(8), it 
>>>>> makes GPT partitions easy, and nasty old MBR partitions aren't any 
>>>>> worse than with fdisk/bsdlabel.
>>>> 19.3.2
>>> That's the Storage chapter, section "Command Line Utilities". That 
>>> is yet another section that needs updating. In the meantime, here:
>> I was making some notes as I went along about that.
>> I did decide to switch, thanks.
>>> The second half of that covers using gpart(8). I suggest using GPT 
>>> partitions unless your configuration does not allow them (gmirror, 
>>> for example).
>> Probably should have read mail sooner...
>> I found the wikipedia article
>> exactly what I needed to make sense of gpart.
>> Once you understand how the dang thing is laid out,
>> the commands make sense.
>> Without that, it's pretty difficult (for me, anyway) to figure out
>> how it knows what it needs to know to get it done.
>> Thanks
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