I'd like to install FreeBSD on a single partition, how can I do that? The sys/installer complains about a missing swap partition, (I'd rather use swap files though).
I have never tried this. It is very possible that the installer cannot work without creating a separate swap partition.
What you might try is using 2 disks.
Install normally on to one disk, then copy the installation over to the disk that you really want to use, remove the swap partition from the fstab, and create the swapfiles you want to use.
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