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 +====== disklabel ======
  
 +  * [[Filesystems]]
 +  * [[NetBSD]]
 +  * [[OpenBSD]]
 +  * [[fdisk]]
 +  * [[newfs]]
 +  * [[raidctl]]
 +  * [[softraid]]
 +  * [[sysctl]]
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.bsdnexus.com/​NetBSD_onastick/​install_guide.php|NetBSD on a Stick Install Guide]] - very good reference guide on how to setup partitions
 +
 +Use ''​disklabel''​ to create and modify BSD partitions for a harddrive.
 +
 +There are two levels of partitioning in BSD.  ''​fdisk''​ will create a partition in the MBR table, one for BSD.  disklabel takes that partition and then creates it's own partition table from there.
 +
 +Remember that BSD uses ''​a:''​ for the first partition and ''​d:''​ for the next one.  So the first partition would be ''/​dev/​vnd0a''​ and the second ''/​dev/​vnd0d''​
 +
 +== Create BSD Partitions (slices) ==
 +
 +In this example, ''/​dev/​sd1''​ is the first partition on 
 +
 +<​code>​
 +disklabel -i -I sd1
 +Enter '?'​ for help
 +partition>​ d
 +Filesystem type [?] [4.2BSD]: 4.2BSD
 +Start offset ('​x'​ to start after partition '​x'​) [0c, 0s, 0M]: 
 +Partition size ('​$'​ for all remaining) [953344c, 1952448512s,​ 953344M]: $
 +partition>​ W
 +Label disk [n]? y
 +Label written
 +partition>​ Q
 +</​code>​