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Re: Use of disklabel, MBR and GPT

On ott 16 19:44, Robert Elz wrote:
>   | Obviously, disklabel creates custom partitions only in the portion of
>   | the disk which is related to NetBSD,
> That's not correct, though if written as a "should create" it would
> perhaps be good advice for most people.
> In NetBSD, the MBR is used to find the NetBSD partition, and then if
> that contains a valid disklabel, that label is used (solely) thereafter.
> The label can reference anywhere on the disk, accessing Windows or


> If you're determined to make a mess of the drive, you can create NetBSD
> partitions that fit in the middle of a different OS partition - destroying
> any data


Thank you for pointing all this out.

> Note that NetBSD is different to FreeBSD here, in FreeBSD each FreeBSD
> MBR partition has a disklabel of its own which accesses just the MBR
> partition allocated to it.

This was my guess, in fact (``I don't know if FreeBSD also manages in a
different way the coexistence of MBR and disklabel'', without mentioning
the details).

Thanks for all your clarifications!


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