Using bsdinstall for an additional drive
wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Dec 8 23:13:28 UTC 2013
On Sun, 8 Dec 2013, Doug Hardie wrote:
> On 8 December 2013, at 10:47, Michael Sierchio <kudzu at tenebras.com> wrote:
>> I think it's worth the effort to try to understand gpart et al.
> Yes - that works. But you have to remember it. I do this once every couple years. Thats why sysinstall was useful. I didn't have to remember either where I put the notes, or on the specific commands themselves. I run a number of systems running FreeBSD because they are reliable, consistent, and I don't have to remember a ton of drivel. Unfortunately, we have re-introduced some of that in this situation.
sysinstall had some intermittent bugs that would occasionally do bad
As Devin points out, bsdinstall has a partition editor. I personally
find gpart easier to use. The article I linked earlier is kind of a
checklist to make sure none of the important points is missed when
setting up a new system disk.
For setting up a single partition data disk, it can be much simpler:
# gpart create -s gpt ada1
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -a4k ada1
# newfs -U /dev/ada1p1
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