gpart and bsdlabel

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at
Fri Jul 11 20:11:28 UTC 2014


I'm gradually switching from the familiar and comfortable agony of
fdisk/disklabel to gpart.

In the past, our org has avoided certain partition letters on specific
drives. If the drive isn't a boot drive, it has no 'a" partition. If
it has no swap, it has no 'b' partition.

gpart assigns partition letters in the order in which they're created.

Is there a way to specify which partition letter you want to create,
or start with, or something?


Michael W. Lucas  -  mwlucas at, Twitter @mwlauthor,

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