LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD
User Name
Password
*BSD This forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
vonbiber
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 298

Rep: Reputation: 50
freebsd fdisk warning 'chunk ... does not start on a track boundary'


Today I tried to install freeBSD on one of my partitions.
I have partionned the whole disk with linux fdisk.
I installed slackware 13.37.0 on /dev/sda1
These are empty (reiserfs-formatted):
/dev/sda2, /dev/sda3, /dev/sda5, /dev/sda6
and /dev/sda7 is a swap partition

When I got to the (freeBSD) fdisk stage, I selected the third partition
(which turned out to be ad4s3 in BSD lingo) and changed its type
to a BSD type (165). Then I pressed 'q' and tried to proceed to the
next stage. But I kept getting messages about chunks to starting
on a track boundary. Something like
Code:
chunk 'ad4s1' [...] does not start on a track boundary
chunk 'ad4s2' [...] does not start on a track boundary
...
I pressed ok, thinking that those are just warnings,
but I couldn't proceed to the next stage.
I'm trying to figure out what to do next (resize partitions
with gparted, or install freeBSD on first partition...)
Has anyone encountered the same problem?
 
Old 11-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,204
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
Quote:
Has anyone encountered the same problem?
Yes I have...though not in BSD but in my own attempts...
I usually get around this by carefully calculating the boundries or by partitioning with sizes rarther than other measures...I'd accept the start as default (fdisk knows where what chunk starts) and enter a M/G value, I'd enter something line 8G for 8 Gigabyte as size.
I noticed that fdisk figures the rest out by itself...

By the way, but this is a personal observation, I try to keep one OS per box, keeps conflicts like what you're having out of the door

Good luck

Thor
 
Old 11-06-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
vonbiber
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 298

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 View Post
partitioning with sizes rarther than other measures...I'd accept the start as default (fdisk knows where what chunk starts) and enter a M/G value, I'd enter something line 8G for 8 Gigabyte as size.
That's what I actually did (with the linux fdisk), accepting start as default and entering sizes as
G values: 20G for most partitions ...
 
Old 11-27-2011, 05:04 AM   #4
vonbiber
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 298

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 50
This time I used fdisk from linux and set /dev/sda2 as a freebsd type partition.
Then I launched the freebsd installation, selected that partition (called ad4 in
freebsd, I can't figure their naming scheme), created two slices (one for /, the
other for swap). Despite the warnings about track boundaries, this time I was
able to proceed and installed successfully freebsd.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,204
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
Glad you've got it "licked"

Happy Linuxin'!

Thor
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FreeBSD installation causes "Partition # does not end on cylinder boundary." slacker_et *BSD 3 04-01-2011 08:38 AM
FreeBSD installer and SIGNAL 11 with fdisk lp449 *BSD 1 07-26-2008 09:02 PM
FreeBSD fdisk problem morko *BSD 3 08-26-2005 06:12 PM
FreeBSD good but Fdisk su*s auss9 *BSD 2 04-23-2005 04:27 PM
warning about knoppix fdisk tjfitz Linux - General 3 01-02-2005 05:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:26 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration