On 2018-04-16, Tinker <t1...@protonmail.ch> wrote:
> When in "disklabel -E" for instance in the OS installer, being able to
> specify that I want the partition offsets to be multiples of 2048 would
> be useful.
> Right now, when in "a" (add partition), i transcribe the suggested
> offset to another computer, on the other computer calculate its value
> rounded up to the next 2048 multiple, and then transcribe it back to
> the computer with the OpenBSD installer.
> It's fine as it is, all that's needed is a paper, a pen, and attention.
> Just wanted to check if when reading through
> http://man.openbsd.org/disklabel.8 I missed something, or, if it's not
> there if anyone more knowledgeable than me would think it would be a
> useful option.

You didn't miss anything, the only way to do this at the moment is by
hand (I start at 2048 for the 'a' partition then just make sure the size
is a multiple of 2048, then the offset takes care of itself).

I don't see much value to making it optional, doing this as standard
is a sane default for most systems.

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