Bruce Lilly <bruce.lilly+nbsd%gmail.com@localhost> writes: > "disklabel" is a term used by all 3 of the major BSD variants > (FreeBSd, NetBSd, and OpenBSD), but > with significant differences. As a result of those differences, some > of the statements made are not > necessarily accurate in all cases. For example, a type of disklabel > can be written to an OpenBSD > GPT partition rather than to the disk [P]MBR. Maybe so, but disklabel is a term that originated in 4.3BSD+Tahoe, says the manpage, and that is not inconsistent with my recollection. So it should be used to mean that 4.3/4.4-derived structure. disklabels are usually in reserved space at the beginning of an ffs filesystem. I have not heard of them being in the MBR. I can believe someone uses disklabel as a generic term to refer to various kinds of partioning, but I would suggest that they not do that!
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