-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 05:08:15PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: > >> -----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. > > 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. 2 starts before 1 in my case?!??!
% fdisk ******* Working on device /dev/ad8 ******* parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are: cylinders=969021 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl) Figures below won't work with BIOS for partitions not in cyl 1 parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are: cylinders=969021 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl) Media sector size is 512 Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1 Information from DOS bootblock is: The data for partition 1 is: sysid 165 (0xa5),(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD) start 62910540, size 913857525 (446219 Meg), flag 80 (active) beg: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63; end: cyl 1023/ head 254/ sector 63 The data for partition 2 is: sysid 7 (0x07),(OS/2 HPFS, NTFS, QNX-2 (16 bit) or Advanced UNIX) start 63, size 62910477 (30718 Meg), flag 80 (active) beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1; end: cyl 1023/ head 254/ sector 63 The data for partition 3 is: <UNUSED> The data for partition 4 is: <UNUSED> 2 - -- 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 iD8DBQFHhDkOjRvRjGmHRgQRAr09AJ0TCHS+emo0rp0/UBNtHKE8CxxlBQCfTz3g AFWyXr9pArXzfBsGvfRFgUQ= =HZJJ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"