On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 03:42:53AM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 11:07:58AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >>> I tried using fdisk first, same problem, won't let me write to the disk.
> >> Do you will use the entire disk in one partition ? If so, just do:
> >> newfs /dev/ad4
> > yes you can. i actually do this
> Isn't this what's called "Dangerously Dedicated" mode, and is considered
> "very risky behaviour" on FreeBSD nowadays?
It is what is called 'dangerously dedicated' but the 'nowdays' thing is
not relevant. It is as old as the slice/partition framework. It is
probably not a good name for it because it is not risky for the system
you are using it on. It's only problem is if you want to read/write
the disk in a different system. You might not be able to do it because
it does not follow the most standard way. It is not a problem for a disk
that is only used on FreeBSD.
On the other hand, I see no reason to not use the slice+partition system
that is most standard. fdisk to create slices and bsdlabel to create
partitions and then newfs each partition except swap.
> I would be wary of doing it that way. Using slices is the preferred
> method, e.g. newfs /dev/ad4s1a.
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