Say I have performed a standard installation of FreeBSD onto a single IDE
drive with the following entries in /etc/fstab:
/dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/ad0s1d /var ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2
Then I added more drives.
1. The Handbook suggests there is a convention that when partitioning a a
drive that's been added, to label the first new partition on that drive as
'e' as opposed to 'a' (which is reserved for the /root partition). Does
the following satisfy that convention, or would starting with 'a' in each
case make more sense?
/dev/ad1e /foo1 ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad1f /bar1 ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad1g /baz1 ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad2e /foo2 ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad2f /bar2 ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad3e /foo3 ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad3f /bar3 ufs rw 2 2
2. My second question is in regards to using the 'xx' fstype to have the
system ignore that device.
Consider, for example, a geli encrypted partition. The .eli device
doesn't exist at boot time. I discovered by accident that the system
won't boot with an fstab entry for a device that doesn't exist. So if I
was to record an entry in fstab, I couldn't use
/dev/ad1e.eli /home/david/private ufs rw 0 0
Does that mean that the following is what's typically to record fstab
entries for ignored devices?
/dev/ad1e.eli /home/david/private xx rw 0 0
/dev/ad3e /fake xx rw 0 0
/dev/ad3f /reserved xx rw 0 0
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