disklabel to set up partitions on all hardware platforms. We used
disklabel(8) as part of the installation process, but you need to partition new disks before you can use them. (You can also use
disklabel to back up, restore, and duplicate partition tables.)
To view the current disklabel, just give the disk name as an argument. Here’s how to see the disklabel of the empty disk from the previous section:
# disklabel wd1 1 # /dev/rwd1c: … 2 duid: 0000000000000000 … 16 partitions: # size offset fstype [fsize bsize cpg] 3 c: 33554304 0 unused
This looks much like the disklabel we saw in Chapter 2, with a few critical differences.
First, note the device at 1. The
disklabel command accesses the raw device, ...