Using bsdinstall to create MBR

2013-03-12 Thread Doug Hardie
I am trying to use bsdinstall to create a MBR partitioned disk.  I can set the 
partition type to MBR fine.  However, when trying to add in slices I can't 
figure out what to enter for the parameters.  Everything I have tried gives an 
error message.  I wanted one for / and one for swap.  How do I create the two 
slices?

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Re: Using bsdinstall to create MBR

2013-03-12 Thread Polytropon
On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:36:15 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote:
 I am trying to use bsdinstall to create a MBR partitioned disk. 
 I can set the partition type to MBR fine.  However, when trying
 to add in slices I can't figure out what to enter for the parameters.
 Everything I have tried gives an error message.  I wanted one for /
 and one for swap.  How do I create the two slices?

In what step of 2.7.2 (Manual Partitioning) do you experience
problems? Can you provide the text of the error message?

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/bsdinstall-partitioning.html

This chapter covers GPT and MBR partitioning with the new
bsdinstall program.

If you don't have success using the installer, just try to use
the command line's default tools. With gpart you can create
GPT and MBR partitioning, but you can also use the old-fashioned
tools like fdisk and disklabel / bsdlabel. You should be able to
access them via the shell.



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Re: Using bsdinstall to create MBR

2013-03-12 Thread Warren Block

On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, Doug Hardie wrote:

I am trying to use bsdinstall to create a MBR partitioned disk.  I can 
set the partition type to MBR fine.  However, when trying to add in 
slices I can't figure out what to enter for the parameters. 
Everything I have tried gives an error message.  I wanted one for / 
and one for swap.  How do I create the two slices?


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Re: Using bsdinstall to create MBR

2013-03-12 Thread Erich Dollansky
Hi,

On Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:36:15 -0700
Doug Hardie bc...@lafn.org wrote:

 I am trying to use bsdinstall to create a MBR partitioned disk.  I
 can set the partition type to MBR fine.  However, when trying to add
 in slices I can't figure out what to enter for the parameters.
 Everything I have tried gives an error message.  I wanted one for /
 and one for swap.  How do I create the two slices?
 
I would recommend gpart. You can find out more here:

http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/disksetup.html

Erich
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Re: Using bsdinstall to create MBR

2013-03-12 Thread Doug Hardie

On 12 March 2013, at 18:50, Warren Block wbl...@wonkity.com wrote:

 On Tue, 12 Mar 2013, Doug Hardie wrote:
 
 I am trying to use bsdinstall to create a MBR partitioned disk.  I can set 
 the partition type to MBR fine.  However, when trying to add in slices I 
 can't figure out what to enter for the parameters. Everything I have tried 
 gives an error message.  I wanted one for / and one for swap.  How do I 
 create the two slices?
 
 http://forums.freebsd.org/showpost.php?p=149210postcount=13
 

Thank you .  That shows the correct procedure.  I never would have guessed 
that.  It works just fine.  This needs to be included in the handbook.
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