On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 05:08:15PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:

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> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 10:33:04PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
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> >> 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.

I don't think you can make slice 2 become slice 1.  The system numbers 
them in order of appearance.  This comes from BIOS standard usage.

////jerry

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