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Date:      Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:02:47 -0500
From:      "Mike." <the.lists@mgm51.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   re: [10.0RC2] partition labels during install
Message-ID:  <201312221402470675.0128102B@smtp.24cl.home>

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> > So now I have the question --- what is the purpose of
allowing
> > me to type in labels during the install process?  Where do
they
> > "show up" after the install is complete?
> 
> Only generic labels show up in /dev/label.  GPT labels show up
in 
> /dev/gpt, filesystem labels show up elsewhere depending on
type.  See 
> glabel(8).  Also, be aware that GEOM will hide some labels
when a device 
> is mounted.
> 
> As for why bsdinstall does not use them, I don't know.  My
guess would 
> be that it's desired but not yet implemented.  There are
several 
> complicating factors like the multiple types and locations of
labels. 
> GPT labels, the least-intrusive kind, are only available on
disks 
> partitioned with GPT.


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.

Many thanks for the prompt reply.






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