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Date:      Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:07:53 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Anton Sayetsky <vsasjason@gmail.com>
Cc:        Sergei G <sergeig.public@gmail.com>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: which label to use in mount?
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On Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:00:48 +0300, Anton Sayetsky wrote:
> So let's imagine that one has a partition and wants to mount it by name
> regardless of disk number:
> 1. GPT scheme - use GPT labels
> 2. MBR scheme, partition is UFS-formatted - use UFS label
> 3. MBR scheme, partition is swap or FS that doesn't support labels - use
> glabel.

4. MBR scheme, partition is UFS-formatted - optionally use UFSID.

See Handbook, chapter 18.7. "Labeling Disk Devices":

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/geom-glabel.html

However, using GPT labels or at least UFS labels is much more
convenient.


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Polytropon
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