dd question

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Sep 29 11:37:19 UTC 2015

On Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:15:35 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
> None of these programs will resize a filesystem already present on a 
> partition.  growfs(8) does that for UFS.

That's why my suggestion was to _add_ a new partition with bsdlabel
and initialize it with newfs, rather than extending the 'a' partition
with growfs (which probably is possible too). But with this approach,
the installation image is kept unchanged, and the additional partition,
with whatever data on it, will not interfere.

The reason I mentioned bsdlabel instead of gpart in the first place
is simply an illustration of my age and stupidity. ;-)

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