I've had great success with configuring an initial tiny partition as '/' and doing a minimal installation (and I mean *minimal*, as in, there's nothing else you can remove and still have it boot). The first step after booting the new system is then configuring vinum, adding volumes for /usr, /var, and so on, and moving the (small!) amount of data from the "physical" filesystem to their vinum counterparts. Once that's up, I do a more complete install with /stand/sysinstall.
Are you able to have a mirrored root-device (/) with this approach? Or will you end up with having a single copy of / on one drive?
Out of curiosity, what offsets have you had to calculate?
I've read a bit of a chapter from the 4th edition of The Complete FreeBSD: <http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.pdf> (or, as text <http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.txt>).
It suggests to install the swap-partition first on the drive, setup a slice for vinum to cover the entire drive and then run bsdlabel and change the offset and size for the swap and vinum partitions.
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