FreeBSD slices and the Boot Manager

Conny Andersson ataraxi at
Sun Jul 28 23:06:43 UTC 2013

Hi Devin,

Apropos sade (sysadmins disk editor). I have it at /usr/sbin/sade and I am 
running a FreeBSD 8.3. I also mounted FreeBSD 8.1 and FreeBSD 8.2 and found 
sade at /usr/sbin/ even in these older FreeBSDs.



> On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, Teske, Devin wrote:
> In this case, sade is (or was) a direct by-product of the death of 
> sysinstall(8). It only exists in 9 or higher.
> In-fact... sade was (up until recently in HEAD) actual code removed from 
> sysinstall(8).
> NOTE: In HEAD, sade(8) is now a direct path to "bsdinstall partedit"
> I don't know what the long-term goals are for sade, but it's a nice 
> 4-letter acronym that's a nice keystroke saver (at the very least).
> -- 
> Devin

>> On Mon, 29 Jul 2013, Ian Smith wrote:
>> --- --- ---
>> Right.  sysinstall(8) - or at least the fdisk and bsdlabel modules that
>> constitute sade(8) - remains the only safe and sane way to handle MBR
>> disks.

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