Partitioning 1T HDD

Russell L. Carter rcarter at
Fri Mar 19 17:26:48 UTC 2021

On 3/19/21 10:08 AM, Paul Procacci wrote:
> I concur with Robert.  I've never seen GPT being associated with any kind
> of GUI.  Surely people can design GUI's around gpt, but GPT isn't at all
> synonymous with a GUI.
> There are advantages of GPT over MBR.  The main benefit in my opinion is
> that GPT removes the limits of MBR.
> Describing what those limits are is much too cumbersome to do in an email,
> but I assure you that information is available online.

As others have pointed out, don't forget partition labels.  It is
considerably easier to figure out what each partition is being used
for if they have been labeled in an obvious way:

$ gpart list | grep label
    label: gptboot0
    label: swap0
    label: zfs0
    label: ssd1
    label: m.2_ssd1

Especially if it has been some time since the last time you looked.


> ~Paul
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 12:52 PM Robert Huff <roberthuff at> wrote:
>> Duke Normandin <sidney.reilley.ii at> writes:
>>>    Other than being GUI-based, is there any distinct advantage to
>>>    using GPT?
>>          Um ... I have used GPT for about 10 years.
>>          Never have I used it with a GUI.
>>                          Respectfully,
>>                                  Robert Huff
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