dd question

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Mon Sep 28 04:10:37 UTC 2015

On 09/27/15 20:07, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Sep 2015, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> If I use disklabel to add a 'd' slice, will that mess up what is 
>> already there ? What is the syntax for that, I don't see it in the 
>> disklabel/bsdlabel man page ? The man page for disklabel/bsdlabel 
>> shows a way to initialize a whole disk using 'fdisk -BI <dev>' & 
>> implies that this will create a 'da0s1' slice in the process. However 
>> it will also wipe out what is already there. If I do that, can I then 
>> copy the img-file contents in some way ? Thanks & TIA :-) ....
> Please stop using fdisk and bsdlabel.  gpart(8) does everything they 
> do and is easier to use.
> Messing with a bsdlabel installer image is probably a waste of time, 
> but yes, you can add a partition (a bsdlabel partition).  Or you can 
> probably use growfs to expand the filesystem to the size of the drive. 
> If you already have images on the network, consider mounting them with 
> NFS instead.

I (think I) am using them because of the way the install image is put 
together, & I am trying to work around a perceived issue. Better way I 
am looking for :-) .... I want the full space on the drive available to 
log the install in case I run into issues during install ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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