Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> Gabriel Rossetti wrote:
>>> How can I do that? When I use sysinstall to create my partitions it
>>> automatically create's it as da0s1d.
>> Use:
>>  bsdlabel -e da0s1
> There's also a trick you can use in sysinstall.  It will only ever
> assign an "a" partition to /.  So if you have some partition which you
> know will act as a root partition, but isn't actually going to be one
> right now, *lie*.  Set the mount point to / and get assigned e.g.
> da0s1a then *change* the mountpoint with M (I think) back to whatever
> you're calling this partition right now e.g. /root2.  Make sure you
> turn off softupdates (S?) if changing the mountpoint turns them back
> on.  Once the a partition has been assigned, it won't be re-assigned
> just because you changed the mountpoint.
> Of course, this means that you have to assign all the pseudo-root
> partitions before you assign any real root partition otherwise
> sysinstall will likely complain about the duplicate mountpoint.  (Or
> change the real root mountpoint, do your pseudo roots, then change the
> real root back to /).
> Of course, it doesn't help you now, but if there's a next time...
> --Alex
Thank you Alex, yes, like you said, there's always a next time :-)


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