wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Sep 28 18:15:43 UTC 2015
On Sun, 27 Sep 2015, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Again, gpart(8) does everything they do. By that, I mean that gpart(8)
can create bsdlabel partitions and MBR slices in addition to GPT and
other partitioning schemes.
None of these programs will resize a filesystem already present on a
partition. growfs(8) does that for UFS.
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