More idiot friendly fdisk/disklabel?

Josef Karthauser joe at
Mon Feb 5 00:01:09 GMT 2001

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On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 08:21:02PM +0000, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> [No need to CC me, I read the list]
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 08:04:11PM +0000, Josef Karthauser wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 07:27:04PM +0000, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> > > Having just managed to screw up my partition table and then getting to
> > > rebuild it again I'm wondering if there's a more friendly version of
> > > fdisk or disklabel out there. Something more akin to that supplied wi=
> > > Linux - interactive. The FreeBSD varients are a learning experience, =
> > > I keep almost giving myself a heart attack...
> > Have you tried using sysinstall (/stand/sysinstall or
> > /usr/sbin/sysinstall).  This contains a disk slice and label editor.
> Yes, I originally set my system up using it and used it a few times
> since. I don't currently have it anymore (though I could build it from
> the source tree I guess). I found it didn't quite offer the level of
> control I was after either. Perhaps just the slice and label editor out
> of it would be close to what I want, but it seemed to be doing a bit
> more hand holding than I wanted it to.

It's just been moved to /usr/sbin in 4-stable, otherwise you can
find the source in /usr/src/release/sysinstall.


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