9.1 and gmirror with GPT?
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Oct 24 00:47:08 UTC 2012
On Tue, 23 Oct 2012, freebsd at johnea.net wrote:
> In recent years I've just been creating a swap partition and one big root partition. It just seems as soon as I make all the traditional partitions, one runs out of room.
> Do you feel there are any major disadvantages of this approach?
Backup of split filesystems can be easier. The traditional
split-filesystem approach kind of separates things by use, and some
people create a separate /home also. The advantage of one big root is
efficient use of free space on small drives.
> To create a swap and then a root that fills the rest of the disk, must the swap be created first, like this:
> gpart add -t freebsd-swap -a 4k -s 4g mirror/gm0s1
> gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -a 4k mirror/gm0s1
> Is there any other way to tell gpart to create the / partition using all space except 4G?
I'm afraid it requires one to Use Math(tm). gpart show will at least
show the real capacity of a drive, instead of the diagonally-measured
inflated units used by drive vendors.
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