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Date:      Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:26:08 -0500
From:      "Mike." <the.lists@mgm51.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   re: [10.0RC2] partition labels during install
Message-ID:  <201312231026080790.007089CA@smtp.24cl.home>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1312221354210.4052@wonkity.com>
References:  <201312221402470675.0128102B@smtp.24cl.home> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1312221354210.4052@wonkity.com>

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On 12/22/2013 at 1:56 PM Warren Block wrote:

|On Sun, 22 Dec 2013, Mike. wrote:
|
|> OK, I looked and did not see anything under /dev/ufs or
|> /dev/gpt.
|
|> I'll use glabel outside of the bsdinstall process to put
labels
|> on the partitions.  I've used that process on another box,
and
|> it works fine.
|
|Both GPT and UFS labels do not take up extra metadata space
that can be 
|overwritten if the user is not careful about devices.  You did
not say 
|whether this was a GPT disk, but UFS labels are fine also.
|
|In other words: don't use generic glabels unless there is no
other 
|choice.
 =============

I followed the example here:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/geom-gl
abel.html#idp80664496

with results similar (i.e., /dev/label/rootfs , etc. ) to those
in the example.



> You did not say whether this was a GPT disk, 

Is there a way to check this?






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