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Date:      Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:33:09 -0600
From:      Adam Vande More <amvandemore@gmail.com>
To:        Olivier Nicole <olivier.nicole@cs.ait.ac.th>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Am I getting too old
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On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM, Olivier Nicole <olivier.nicole@cs.ait.ac.th
> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> in the old times (FreeBSD 8) it took me 5 minutes to partition a disk
> for a test machine: create a couple of MS DOS partitions, install the
> MBR, create FreeBSD partitions, done. It used to be working easily,
> efficiently and reliably.
>
> Now it had been one day since I tried to reproduce that with FreeBSD
> 9, not to avail: I always end up with messaged saying things like
> invalid partition, or stuff like that.
>
> What was the rational behind the decision of breaking something that
> used to work fine (that had been working fine for over 10 years) and
> replace it with something that is ugly, unfriendly (you have to give
> some types to the partitions, but nowhere is it written what type is
> allowed or not) and that is not working?
>
> Oh maybe if I choose to go all by default it will work, but I don't
> want the default, I want to be allowed to make my own choices easily.
>
> Best regards
>
> Olivier


>From a FreeBSD admin since the 2.2.x era, I find GPT much easier to work
with.  I guess this is a preference thing.


-- 
Adam



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