On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 03:34:55PM +0100, Christoph Kukulies wrote: > I partitioned my Seagate 500 GB Sata drive under the FreeBSD 7.1 > sysinstall (booted from the install CD while having the drive attached > to USB on my notebook). When creating the filesystems I chose 472 G for > the / partition (wanted to put everything into one partition - yeah, I > know, one should > granulate this finer, but I didn' t want to bother right now). I got > told that it could not create the slice > (too big? it said). Hmm, is there some limit on a FreeBSD slice size?
There is a limit on FreeBSD slice size, but it is larger than that. No, I suspect you just got caught out by different definitions of 'GB' Segate (like all other harddisk manufacturers) uses the SI-prefixes correctly and has 'G' mean one billion (1000,000,000). So your disk is 500,000,000,000 bytes large (actually slightly more than that.) This is about equal to 465*1024*1024*1024 or 465 of what FreeBSD (and many other OSs) calls a 'GB'. I.e. the 472 GB slice you tried to create is larger than the disk is. ( See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix for much information about the different meanings of 'GB' and resulting confusion. ) -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"