-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 10:33:04PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: > >> I have my FreeBSD partition as partition 1 and my ntfs as >> partition 2 but Vista insists that there is no suitable partion >> to install to (even though the ntfs partition is big enough)... >> after some research I found that vista absolutely insists that >> the ntfs partition be partition 1... how do I swap them and/or >> delete the ntfs one and renumber it so freebsd is in partion slot >> 2 (with nothing in 1 and then I can use fdisk to make a new slot >> 1) > > Well, you can use fdisk from the fixit shell to make your slice 2 > (note the primary divisions are called 'slices' in FreeBSD) in to a > FreeBSD type and then create your FreeBSD partitions in it and > build FreeBSD filesystems there.
I think I should of been a little more specific the physical layout is completely correct (i.e. the sizes, start/end tracks, etc.) the only problem is the logical numbering of the partitions/slices in the mbr idea of the table... namely I just need to relabel them not modify them in any way. > > Then, still using the fixit, use dump/restore to copy the contents > of the FreeBSD filesystems over. Assuming the major slices are > ad0s1 and ad0s2, then something like: mkdir /oldroot mount /ad0s1a > /oldroot mkdir /newroot mount /ad0s2a /newroot cd /newroot dump 0af > - / | restore -rf - > > That will get the root partition/filesystem. Do appropriately > similar for the rest of the FreeBSD filesystems. > > Note that while in fixit, the running root (/) is in a memory > filesystem which will go away after you reboot. So, those mount > points you create (oldroot, newroot, etc) are temporary. > > Then use a utility such as gparted (freely downloadable as ISO) to > convert the #1 slice into NTFS and install Vista there. You might > be able to get FreeBSD's fdisk to do the convesion to NTFS, but I > have never tried that. You would have to know the code number for > it. > > ////jerry > >> - -- Aryeh M. Friedman FloSoft Systems, Java Developer Tools >> http://www.flosoft-systems.com Developer, not business, friendly. >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> email@example.com mailing list >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To >> unsubscribe, send any mail to >> "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > - -- Aryeh M. Friedman FloSoft Systems, Java Developer Tools http://www.flosoft-systems.com Developer, not business, friendly. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHg/RPjRvRjGmHRgQRAmAIAJ9ez7kulB5P94ZeVUsY7rrnDo3hLwCgjNCW m54xx08yDK3m7lXN5/xsQ84= =+9FU -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"