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I tryed and tryed following the FAQ instructions for OpenBSD and can't get it to partition and install. I wanted a multiple dual boot with OpenBSD, Redhat Linux 8 and Windows XP pro. Can someone talk me through the partitions and installation of OpenBSD?? Please reply back as soon as possible. Thank You guys.
Open is a bit of a culture shock from something as friendly as RH9.
There's the partition, and then the slices, OpenBSD's fdisk that it launches you into should be rather straightforward, just cut it a decent chunk from freespace. Next is the slicing. Leave "c" as it represents the whole partition. Then add an "a", make it as big as you like, leave some room for swap. The slice blocks are represented in 512 byte blocks so just think of 2 as 1k and leave enough for swap. Make certain to give "a" the mount point of "/", then create "b" and it should lead you to adding it as a swap type etc...
wow... finegan that sounds really hard. I don't think i could do that. When i put the floppy in the a: drive there are numerous commands that i don't know what that mean and i don't know what letter to type. How do i get into fdisk?? How do i even install OpenBSD?? I can't even partition it. Why don't you put your floppy in the drive and do it along with me?? Floppy image is at. ftp.openbsd.org. I believe but i could be wrong these are the folders you have to go in. pub/openbsd/3.3/i386. Well find the one called floppy33.fs. Please reply back. Thanks finegan.
Originally posted by finegan Open is a bit of a culture shock from something as friendly as RH9.
I'll second that. Although I personally prefer OpenBSD in a server environment, I don't think that everyone is ready for the "reality" of the environment that it provides. The Installation Guide does a pretty decent job of explaining each of the major steps though.
I looke at that so many times now. I don't understand that. When it says type a e. 'e' already exists. There is something wrong. Why does it exists?? I want it from scracth. nothing i want to do it and follow the instructions. Please reply back and help. Thanks.
The Installation Guide is exactly that: a guide. In most cases, you won't be able to follow it step-by-step, especially if you are multi-booting the system. The steps for creating the partitions and slices are dependant on your existing data. How is your drive partitioned?