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Old 08-08-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
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Disk label problem

I am trying to place FreeBSD 4.8 on empty unpartitioned space on my hard disk. When I create the partition for it in the install then get to the disk label the paritition i created is not being listed. All I see is the MSDOS one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 08-19-2003, 07:52 PM   #2
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Isn't it an ancient machine (old bios) with a huge disk?
Once I had to jumper a 40G hard disk to show itself a 32G one, otherwise the system did not boot up even from the FreeBSD installation CD.
An other time, also with a 40G hard disk, I could partition the hard disk, but I got strange and persistent error messages meanwhile about incorrect disk geometry, and I could not even copy files reliably on the installed system.
Old 08-21-2003, 07:01 AM   #3
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I ended up being able to see the BSD partition. Part of what confused me was not seeing my Linux partition but that was extended and so it was not picked up by the disk label program.
thanks anyway


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