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Date:      Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:30:17 +0100
From:      Ralf Mardorf <>
Subject:   Re: Manually partitioning using gpart
Message-ID:  <1353850217.2508.64.camel@q>
In-Reply-To: <1353848249.2508.41.camel@q>
References:  <1353842774.2508.18.camel@q> <> <1353848249.2508.41.camel@q>

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At the moment I still have:
This is what I've got:
# gpart show ada0
=>      63   625142385 ada0 MBR (298G)
        63   121274683 - free - (57G)

Regarding to
for my set up it should be ok to run:

# gpart add -t freebsd-boot -l boot -b 40 -s 512K ada0

# gpart add -t freebsd-swap -l swap -s 8G ada0

# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -l root -b 1M ada0
Should use all the free space, so no option -s?!

# newfs -U /dev/gpt/root

# gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptboot -i 1 ada0
Will install the FreeBSD bootloader independent of the GRUB in the MBR?

My GRUB menu.lst still is:

timeout   8
default   0
color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue

title FreeBSD 9.0
root   (hd0,a)
kernel /boot/loader


So kernel /boot/loader has to be replaced by /boot/foo?


# Device            Mountpoint      FS      Options         Dump    Pass# <-- is this "#" needed at the end?
Or is it ok like this:
# Device            Mountpoint      FS      Options         Dump    Pass

And this are the entries I need:

/dev/gpt/swap       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/gpt/root       /               ufs     rw              1       1


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