On Sat, 12 Jan 2013, Erich Dollansky wrote:

in general, I try to create the partitions with gpart, add a label with
glabel and put a filesystem. I think that I am doing something very
simple the wrong way but I cannot see the error.

I try to do it in the following way:

# gpart destroy -F da0
# gpart create -s GPT da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-boot -s 64k da0
# gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptboot -i 1 da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -s 512m -a 4k -l Toshiba16GB2boot da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -s 10m -a 4k -l Toshiba16GB2root da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-swap -s 10m -a 4k -l Toshiba16GB2swap da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -s 10m -a 4k -l Toshiba16GB2var da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -s 10m -a 4k -l Toshiba16GB2tmp da0
# gpart add -t freebsd-ufs -a 4k -l Toshiba16GB2usr da0

Label the partitions:

# glabel label Toshiba16GB2boot /dev/da0p2
# glabel label Toshiba16GB2root /dev/da0p3
# glabel label Toshiba16GB2swap /dev/da0p4
# glabel label Toshiba16GB2var /dev/da0p5
# glabel label Toshiba16GB2tmp /dev/da0p6
# glabel label Toshiba16GB2usr /dev/da0p7

There is no need for all this.  You already created GPT labels with
'gpt -l' above. And those labels don't need extra metadata at the end of the partition.

And put a file system onto the partitions.

# newfs /dev/label/Toshiba16GB2boo
# newfs /dev/label/Toshiba16GB2roo
# newfs /dev/label/Toshiba16GB2var
# newfs /dev/label/Toshiba16GB2tmp
# newfs /dev/label/Toshiba16GB2usr

Those look cut off. And there's surely a limit to the length of label names, but I'm not sure what it is. Anyway, use

  # newfs /dev/gpt/Toshiba16GB2boot

And consider using -U with newfs.
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