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Date:      Sat, 16 May 2015 15:44:29 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Ian Smith <smithi@nimnet.asn.au>
Cc:        Avinash Sonawane <rootkea@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Swap partition for FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.20.1505161537100.49435@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20150517010804.E69409@sola.nimnet.asn.au>
References:  <mailman.65.1431777601.2454.freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> <20150517010804.E69409@sola.nimnet.asn.au>

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On Sun, 17 May 2015, Ian Smith wrote:

> In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 571, Issue 6
> On Sat, 16 May 2015 15:16:56 +0530 Avinash Sonawane <rootkea@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Avinash, I'm cutting various bits out of this digest, because I can :)
>
> In response to Matthew Seaman <matthew@freebsd.org> you wrote:
>
> > When I tried to delete the said partition from freebsd as `gpart
> > delete -i 2878773 ada0s4` it says "gpart: pre-check failed: Operation
>
> -i there shouldn't be a block number, from my reading of gpart(8) on
> 9.3, but I'm not sure how exactly delete ada0s6 should be crafted, if
> it's possible with your kernel as is (below).  (yoo hoo, Warren!)

The -i value is the partition number from the list shown by 'gpart show 
ada0s4'.  I think it is in the third column.  I admit to not having used 
extended DOS partitions from gpart, and in fact until now had 
successfully suppressed the memory of their existence.



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