GEOM_MBR vs GEOM_PART_MBR, etc...

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GEOM_MBR vs GEOM_PART_MBR, etc...

Postby nickolas » 14 Feb 2009, 12:53

Hello all.

I wanna know differences between GEOM_MBR and GEOM_PART_MBR classes, GEOM_BSD and GEOM_PART_BSD.

Does anybody know?
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Postby Mel_Flynn » 18 Feb 2009, 08:34

See gpart(8).

In short, geom_bsd and geom_mbr are the things you're used to from sysinstall. gpart is a reworked partitioning class, which adds support for more partition schemes.
There are some rough edges, mostly with gpart and the old scheme.

It's best to use gpart only on disks that are partitioned with it for the time being.
You may want to add your encswap problem to the bugreports, though I suspect it's the same or related to the fsck problem described in above mentioned thread.
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