On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 10:01:34PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: > -----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
Interesting. I have never seen that before. ////jerry > > - -- > 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----- > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"