Jerry McAllister wrote: > What sysinstall does is assume that the 'a' partition will be > used for a root mount and the 'b' partition will be used for swap. > Sinc 'c' is reserved, it starts with 'd'. Then, if you later > add an 'a' it will end up being later (higher offset) than the 'd'. > > I suppose it might confuse a person, but otherwise it is no problem > and probably would be best to just leave it that way.
The boot process assumes (by default) that the root file system is on the "a" partition. If it isn't, you won't be able to boot from that disk, unless you enter the real root partition at the boot0 prompt. So it is really a good idea to switch the partitions in the label before putting that disk into production. Best regards Oliver -- Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing b. M. Handelsregister: Registergericht Muenchen, HRA 74606, Geschäftsfuehrung: secnetix Verwaltungsgesellsch. mbH, Handelsregister: Registergericht Mün- chen, HRB 125758, Geschäftsführer: Maik Bachmann, Olaf Erb, Ralf Gebhart FreeBSD-Dienstleistungen, -Produkte und mehr: http://www.secnetix.de/bsd "I learned Java 3 years before Python. It was my language of choice. It took me two weekends with Python before I was more productive with it than with Java." -- Anthony Roberts _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"