I partitioned my PC Compatible machine like this: /dev/hda1 - Normal partition /dev/hda2 - Normal partition /dev/hda3 - ~100 gigabyte logical partition There's no sectors left to make another normal partition. From what I can gather in the documentation, a FreeBSD slice (in this case one made for/by FreeBSD 6.1) needs to be in a normal partition. I've read the relevant parts of: the handbook, The Complete FreeBSD and I have also seen what the FreeBSD 6.1 installer would attempt to do. All of my reading seems to state that FreeBSD requires a "normal" partition to make its slice(s) in. That said, I seem to have a few options: 1. Somehow rearrange my partitions so that I can get a normal partition - GNU Parted would work except it doesn't seem to like XFS partitions 2. Reinstall my primary operating system (which happens to be Debian SID) and partition the disk such that I -can- put FreeBSD in an appropriate partition 3. Run FreeBSD under something like VMWare My other alternative would be to take a great leap and use FreeBSD exclusively and work out how to migrate my "home" data to FreeBSD. Therefore, my questions would be: 1. Is there a way (other than using VMWare) to get FreeBSD onto a partition inside the large logical partition I have? 2. If not, does anyone know of any free (as in beer) tools that would be able to move Linux partitions about with XFS filesystems? - I don't think GNU Parted likes XFS filesystems 3. Would VMWare be a solution to my dilemma? 4. Is there an option that I haven't considered [apart from panickin!]? DSL _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"