gpart and bsdlabel

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Jul 11 21:02:49 UTC 2014

On Fri, 11 Jul 2014, Michael W. Lucas wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

Interesting question.  I always figured the letters were dynamic.  If 
they are static, maybe -l could be used to assign them to BSD 

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