Am I getting too old

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Jan 22 14:33:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM, Olivier Nicole <olivier.nicole at
> wrote:

> Hi,
> in the old times (FreeBSD 8) it took me 5 minutes to partition a disk
> for a test machine: create a couple of MS DOS partitions, install the
> MBR, create FreeBSD partitions, done. It used to be working easily,
> efficiently and reliably.
> Now it had been one day since I tried to reproduce that with FreeBSD
> 9, not to avail: I always end up with messaged saying things like
> invalid partition, or stuff like that.
> What was the rational behind the decision of breaking something that
> used to work fine (that had been working fine for over 10 years) and
> replace it with something that is ugly, unfriendly (you have to give
> some types to the partitions, but nowhere is it written what type is
> allowed or not) and that is not working?
> Oh maybe if I choose to go all by default it will work, but I don't
> want the default, I want to be allowed to make my own choices easily.
> Best regards
> Olivier

>From a FreeBSD admin since the 2.2.x era, I find GPT much easier to work
with.  I guess this is a preference thing.


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