Is it time to dump disklabel and use GPT instead?

elekktretterr at elekktretterr at
Fri Jul 23 22:29:44 PDT 2010

DragonFly could really lead the way here amongst the BSDs who all use some
version of disklabel. Can DF boot from a GPT partition? If so the next
thing would be teaching it to boot from such a partition without a
disklabel present.

For example:
/boot ... /dev/da0p0
/ ... /dev/da0p1
/usr ... /dev/da0p2
/var ... /dev/da0p3

and so-on.

Its simple and elegant and will not confuse everyone who is new the BSDs.


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