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Date:      Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:21:32 +0100
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: define more partitions in freebsd
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On Sun, 2 Jun 2013 11:35:58 +0430
s m wrote:

> thanks guys,
> 
> i understand another solution is GPT partitioning. but i prefer to
> have more partitions in traditional freebsd (with MBR table i think).
> using GPT is the last solution for me.
> 
> i should create more than 8 partitions with gpart command (flag n
> which identifies entries) but i have errors when using it. is there
> any special option which should be included in kernel in order to use
> gpart with flag n? any one test it before?

IIRC it's possible to label traditional BSD partitions recursively
allowing an unlimited number e.g. if you relabel ad0S1f you can have
ad0S1fa, ad0S1fb etc



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