On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 13:22, Brett Glass wrote: > I'm setting up a laptop which will need to dual-boot Windows 2000 Server > (ugh!) and FreeBSD. I partitioned the large (60 GB) hard disk so that there > was an 18 GB NTFS partition at the beginning, followed by a 20 GB partition > for data, followed by an 18 GB partition for FreeBSD. But when I attempted > to install FreeBSD, the disk labeling utility wouldn't let me divide the 18 > GB partition (or "slice," in traditional UNIX parlance) into file systems > ("partitions" in UNIX parlance). I get an error message that says I can't > do it because something's "too big."
A precise message would be helpful. But you may be running off the end of the disk -- i.e. the FreeBSD slice may extend past the end of the disk. 60Gb in disk manufacturers (DM) terms means 60*1000*1000*1000. Operating systems (OS) usually take 1Gb as 1024*1024*1024 Thus 60Gb(DM) == 55.8Gb(OS) while you are perhaps looking for 56Gb(OS) Malcolm > > What limitation am I hitting, and how do I get around it? > > --Brett Glass _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"