On Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 07:05:53PM -0600, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On 11/21/06, Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 09:38:26PM -0500, rickie lyman wrote: > > > >> I am a newbee and sometimes Dizzy too. My question is I have a computer > >that > >> has a rather large drive but it is all formated in NTFs and yes it has XP > >> Pro on it how would I be able to put Free BSD on there without loosing > >the > >> files I have with the other operating system?? I told you that I was > >> confused. > > > >First, is there plenty of empty space on that disk. If you have > >used up all the space with something, then you can't do it on that > >disk. You will have to add one. > > > >But, more than likely, you haven't used up the space - there is probably > >lots, more than half still unfilled. So, then, no problem. > > > >You will have to use some utility to shrink the existing NTFS file > >system on the drive. > > > >As far as I know, there are no freeware utilities that will do this > >for NTFS. The ones that come with FreeBSD will handle fat and fat32 > >just fine, but not NTFS. > > A quick Gogol* led me to this: > > http://www.linuxmigration.com/quickref/install/disk.html > > Which mentions Man-drake 9.1 (& therfor is of dubious > currency: http://www.mandriva.com/ ), though one might > assume that many of thee Torvaldsians's so-called "distros" > might do similarly. In other words: try a linux live CD/DVD. > > I would try knoppix, because I have a CD, except that I do > not have an NTFS anything handy to test it myself. > > Otherwise, McAllister's writeup is sound, sane, and probably > as in-depth as you can hope for.
Thanks. > > *http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=resize+ntfs Mentions various Linux ways to do it, but I suspect that the poster who wants to install FreeBSD might not be interested in first installing some Linux - which would take some partition manipulation and then doing the FreeBSD install. Of course, maybe he can set up a SUSE live CD and do it. I think Suse might also claim to be able to do the resizing during install. But, that still means doing two systems to get one. Is that better than getting a cheap utility -- maybe, who knows. Google also pops up an add for 'Partition Commander 10 which claims to be able to resize NTFS on a live system even without even a reboot. It's price seems to be $10 or $20 less than Partition Magic so it might be interesting, but I haven't used it so can't verify. ////jerry > -- > -- > _______________________________________________ > 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]"