FreeBSD slice/partiton setup question

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Tue Jun 18 17:49:57 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM, Istvan Gabor <suseuser04 at> wrote:
> ...
> How can I do this in FreeBSD?
> Can I have slices with only one partition occupying the whole slice?
> Can I do something like the following:
> /dev/ad0s1a /
> /dev/ad0s2e /home
> /dev/ad0s3e /usr/local
> /dev/ad0s5b swap
> /dev/ad0s6e /home/user1
> /dev/ad0s7e /home/user2
> etc.
> where the partitions (a, e, b) occupy the whole slice where they reside on?

Why bother with partitions if you're going to use the whole slice?

Why bother with slices if you won't run out of partitions?

- M

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