1. 3.1-release install: "partition too big" problem
I'm trying to install FreeBSD using the 3.1-RELEASE floppy set. I
don't have a clean disk to do this install on, so I thought I would
try putting FreeBSD on my mostly unused 287Mb DOS partition that sits
on my 1.2Gb main drive at home. I also have existing partitions on
this disk for Linux and Linux swap which I definitely don't want hosed
by the FreeBSD install.
Here's the deal. In the FreeBSD install, I get to the fdisk menu and
change the DOS partition type to FreeBSD. Well and good. I select
"none" as my boot manager, since I already have LILO installed, and
I'm pretty sure I can convince LILO to boot FreeBSD. Fine. I get to
the screen where I divide up my FreeBSD partition, and the trouble
No matter how I try to divide up my FreeBSD space into partitions, the
install program complains that my "partition is too big." For
example, I try creating a /usr file partition with 160Mb. "Partition
too big." Even if I try something silly like creating a /usr file
partition with 2Mb, it complains that I'm trying to create a partition
that's too big. At the top of the screen, it says I have 287Mb to
divide up for FreeBSD, so I am truly confused.
This has got to be an easy one. Any suggestions?
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