> > Dear all, > i have some partition questions in freebsd installation! > > my harddisk(40G FAT32) : > c:\ (primary 10G windows XP root) > d:\ (logical 5G with data) > e:\ (logical 5G with data) > f:\ (logical 10G with data) > g:\ (logical 10G empty) > > so i want to release 500MB from "d:\" for the second primary partition > and then put the freebsd "/" on it, the other put to "g:\" just like the > belows: > > windows xp mode > c:\ (primary 10G windows XP root) > d:\ (logical 4.5G with data) ====> 500MB for freebsd "/" (second primary > "ad0s2") > e:\ (logical 5G with data) > f:\ (logical 10G with data) > cannot see the g:\ ==========> used by /var /usr /swap > > is it ok??? but i don't know how to create the "ad0s2"??? and edit the g:\ > for /var, /usr, /swap???
Well, sort of OK. I would not be inclined to put a FreeBSD slice right in the middle of your MS logical drives. But, I think you could do it. Secondly, I don't know what just having 500 MB for a FreeBSD '/' would get you. It would not be enough to run FreeBSD. But, probably you haven't told the whole story. Something else must be there. Anyway, I would be inclined to take the FreeBSD slice out of that empty GB space that currently shows up as g: on you Microsloth system. > > any disk edit tool can do it??? I have successfully used Partition Magic for this sort of thing. It is available at not too high a price from most places that sell software. As long as all the MS stuff is FAT, I think there are some free tools that will work too, but I haven't used them so can not attest to their effectiveness or reliability. A couple come with the FreeBSD distribution. But, the free tools do not handle NTFS which is why I haven't used them. You will first need to use the disk tool such as Partition Magic to shrink the existing structures and put a new primary slice in the space. Then, when you run the FreeBSD install, you have it mark the slice as a FreeBSD slice. Up until that point, it is not really a FreeBSD ad0s2, just some generic space. Partition Magic does not know how to mark the slice (which it calls a primary partition, using MS terminology) as a FreeBSD slice. So FreeBSD's fdisk does it. (Even if you use sysinstall to write the slice, it really just calls fdisk) Good luck, ////jerry > > thank you very much > > steve (come from hong kong) > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"