A request for unnested UFS implementation in MBR

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 8 00:42:10 UTC 2018

On Sun, 8 Jul 2018 01:42:04 +0200
Polytropon wrote:

> From my understanding (and explained off-list), FreeBSD
> requires a 'a' BSD-labeled partition (inside a slice in
> case of MBR, or on a disk if "dedicated") to boot from.
> It doesn't seem to be possible to label a partition 'a'
> without using labels.
> The label 'c' for data partitions is implicit and will
> be synonymous for "the whole thing" (slice, disk), as
> it is generated by using newfs on a MBR slice directly
> (no matter if "DOS primary partition" or "logical volume
> inside DOS extended partition").

It's certainly possible to put UFS on a disk, or an MBR partition,
without labelling. I don't recall seeing a 'c' but I might be wrong.   

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