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Old 07-26-2002, 11:41 AM   #1
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help with new install of FreeBSD


I'm a newbie and would like to try FreeBSD on a PC that already has XP, Redhat, Gentoo and debian installed.
I want to use hda5 (boot), hda6(root) and hda7(swap)

My question is I don't understand where to put FreeBSD as the install does not show my drive partitions like Linux does.

How can I map FreeBSD to these partitions above?

Old 07-26-2002, 12:06 PM   #2
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FreeBSD uses slices and partitions. FreeBSD uses th e word "slice" the way Windows and Linux use the word "partition". A FreeBSD partition is a portion of a "slice".

I would suggest visiting the FreeBSD website ( to learn about the differences in terminology and device naming conventions before moving forward.

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould
Old 09-14-2003, 05:25 AM   #3
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make 5 partions, 4 to XP, Redhat, Gentoo and debian... and the the last 1. you make auto slices, and install freebsd on it =)


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