FreeBSD slice/partiton setup question

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Tue Jun 18 20:04:45 UTC 2013

You can simply newfs the device itself, without a volume label, slice,
or partition.  That's the normal thing to do with malloc devices, or
additional disks.  If the disk doesn't require a boot loader, isn't
the root device, etc. that may be the best thing to do.

Your caution about EXT* is spot-in - adequate tools exist for EXT2FS,
but it's still problematic.

- M

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