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Date:      Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:59:39 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Jos Chrispijn <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD9 - Fresh install
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On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:56:42 +0200, Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> I am trying to setup a new BSD server with v9.0 stable on it.
> While setting it up, I come across an issue: there are some YouTube 
> movies available in which only the following disk setup is chosen:
> - freebsd-boot
> - freebsd ufs /
> - freebsd-swap
> Now when I setup and choose for Auto defaults, I see the wellknown /var, 
> /tmp and /usr again.
> Are these differences between what I see on YouTube examples due to v9.0 
> or what is causing that?

Please read about classic MBR vs. new GPT installs:

Of course you can choose _any_ layout with _any_ of the partitioning
mechanisms. But "auto" usually does it differently, so use the
manual approach and define the partitions according to your needs.

With the approach you mentioned above you will get one (!) UFS
partition, rooted in /, containing all the subtrees, so /usr,
/var and /home will be _all_ in one partition. (Note that there
basically is nothing wrong with this idea, even though some admins
prefer to use partitions for separating OS components for a good

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