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Date:      Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:50:29 -0500
From:      "Mike." <the.lists@mgm51.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   re: [10.0RC2] partition labels during install
Message-ID:  <201312231450290379.01628D38@smtp.24cl.home>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1312231217460.11389@wonkity.com>
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On 12/23/2013 at 12:21 PM Warren Block wrote:

|On Mon, 23 Dec 2013, Mike. wrote:
|
| [snip]
|
|>> You did not say whether this was a GPT disk,
|>
|> Is there a way to check this?
|
|The first line of 'gpart show' output for a disk identifies the

|partitioning scheme:
|   % gpart show ada0
|   =>       34  500118125  ada0  GPT  (238G)
|   ...
|
|GPT labels can be set with 'gpart modify -l mynewlabel ...'.
On MBR, I 
|use UFS labels where possible, and glabel only where the
partition has 
|no built-in metadata, like swap.
 =============

So much to learn.   ;)



OK, I checked, and the disk is a GPT disk.

The next time I have a chance to play, I'll try the gpart modify
command and see how things go.

Thanks.





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