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Old 02-21-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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freebsd 6.0 and logical partitions


I recently installed freebsd on my box in a primary partition , and it's stable and It has got lot of packages.
Anyway, I heard that we can only install freebsd on a primary partition. Is that true or it's only a myth?

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Old 02-21-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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It is true: FreeBSD can only install onto a primary partition. See the Handbook, under "Disk Layouts for the i386", http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...stall-pre.html. I'm not sure what exactly the reason is for this, but I speculate that it has to do with the way BSD slices (DOS "primary partitions") are sub-divided into BSD partitions (a for /, b for swap, c for whole-disk, etc.).
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:54 AM   #3
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Thanks , I really appreciate that information. I will take into account that in the future.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 03:45 PM   #4
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hey man,
i had 3 primary partitions and 5 logical,
on the 3rd was windows and run fine. Suse on the first partition,and tried to put BSD on the second, I learned [did not search much], that BSD must be allone. may I am wrong about the loneliness but it works.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gkarfield
hey man,
i had 3 primary partitions and 5 logical,
on the 3rd was windows and run fine. Suse on the first partition,and tried to put BSD on the second, I learned [did not search much], that BSD must be allone. may I am wrong about the loneliness but it works.
Not true.........You can install a 'BSD along with other OSes on the same disk, in a primary partition........If you had problems, it may be you tried to install it on an older machine which has a BIOS that doesn't have large disk support (aka, LBA), which means the 'BSD partition must be installed in the first primary partition since the start of that partition will be within the 1024 MB limit for these older BIOSes.....If all else fails, just install 'BSD in the first partition, and the others in the other primary or logical partitions, regardless of the BIOS support.......Once loaded, the OS will be able to handle partitions regardless of it's location on the disk, and 'BSD can mount logical partitions (partitions inside the extended partition).....it's the fdisk tool and the bootloader that cannot handle logical partitions, while the kernel will see them just fine (the numbering starts at 5 like in linux, such as hda5 -> ad0s5, hdb5 -> ad1s5, etc.)......
 
Old 03-13-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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hello
BSD was on the 2nd primary partition, BUT, it had another point of view for the disk from the other OSes, another geometry. it was working for a year maybe, with windows and BSD part.[the main of BSD was on another disk], but......... the geometry at last.... I had to reformat the disk. and now i have only BSD on this disk
 
Old 03-17-2006, 08:55 AM   #7
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i installed FreeBSD 6.0 in the 1st Primary partition
then I installed UBUNTU in the 2nd primary,,now when I boot the PC on,the grub(of UBUNTU) isnt showing option for BSD
how can i retrieve back my BSD
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:36 PM   #8
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got a problem like that
so the easy way, a second disk
[there are other ways, somebody told me how. dont remember. search threads with my name and a problem quite like that]



opsss it was the same thread ......... i an not drunk.....hik

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Old 03-21-2006, 01:04 AM   #9
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If you go back to the sysinstall and install the FreeBSD Boot Manager it should autodetect both OS.
 
  


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