On Sun, 16 May 2004, Lee Harr wrote: > >I'd like to install FreeBSD on a single partition, how can I do that? > >The sys/installer complains about a missing swap partition, (I'd rather > >use swap files though). > > > > > I have never tried this. It is very possible that the installer cannot > work without creating a separate swap partition. > > What you might try is using 2 disks. > > Install normally on to one disk, then copy the installation over to > the disk that you really want to use, remove the swap partition > from the fstab, and create the swapfiles you want to use.
Are you referring to BIOS partitions or BSD partitions? If you are refering to a BIOS partition, this is equivalent to a BSD slice and the BSD partitions are created within it during the installation. During a normal installation, sysinstall will create a single slice (BIOS partition) to hold the BSD partitions unless you instruct it otherwise, so this will not be a problem. If you are referring to BSD partitions, I guess you could try removing the default swap space created when partitioning then creating and configuring the swap file before rebooting at the end of installation. Cheers, Viktor _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"