Understanding FreeBSD Disklabels
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"Disklabel" is a term many people brush off on those occasions when they hear it. Once you have a running system, you don't need to worry about disklabels. Most BSD operating systems gloss over the details of disklabels during the install process, making a new user's life slightly easier. (OpenBSD actually brings a user into fairly intimate contact with the disk, but it's the exception.) One day when things go wrong, however, you'll wish you understood disklabels."
(Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 4, 2002 )
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