probably just change the type on the Slack7 partition to
Quote:>type in sysinstall, and it should know to format it
(the newfs flag
>should get set). If that won't work then
delete it and recreate it.
Quote:>If you delete and recreate you can
kill off your Slackware swap partition too
Quote:>and put the space
into your FreeBSD partition, since FreeBSD has its own
of managing space.
The thing is it doesn't see my second
drive during the install process. Just my first. But in the
newbie docs on BSD's site, they say you can install to a
extended partition. I would like to know how. I would also like
to know how to boot off the Cd to this extended
>Umm, unless I'm misremembering the way Slackware
Quote:>/dev/hdb7 would be something like the
second logical partiton in an
Quote:>extended partiton on the drive,
with primaries being hdb1-4. I didn't
Quote:>know it was possible to
boot from an extended partition.
Actually with all the OS's on
my system, I use a lilo boot disk to boot to Slack.
Quote:>you're using loadlin with a copy of your Slakware
kernel inside the
>Windows filespace and telling it that / is
/dev/hdb7, that could explain
Quote:>it. FreeBSD doesn't have an
equivalent to loadlin anymore and doesn't
the spacebar during boot? Well, if your / was in the *first*
Quote:>logical partition that would be /dev/wd1s5a/kernel, but I
>how you get to the second.
No one here has BSD on
a extended partition?
>It would be much simpler in a primary
partiton. Only MS operating
Quote:>systems seem to tell you you can
only have 1 primary. You can actually
Quote:>have 3 plus the base of
an extended in those 4 primary slots.
>> I downloaded FreeBSD 3.4 My
2 HDD's are set up just the way I
Quote:>> want them. My primary C
drive has Debian potato and Win 98. The
Quote:>> second D drive has
Slack 7 on /dev/hdb7 and the swap is on
Quote:>> /dev/hdb8 and win2000
on /dev/hdb5 Now I want to install BSD on
Quote:>> this second
>> but I also have the BeOS on it. I really don't
to delete the BeOS partiton but would format the Slack
partiton which is
>> 1800mb. When I went into the BSD installer
>> told me the Slack
>> partition is in use. How can I
install BSD on
>> just the Slack partition? If I don't like BSD
I want to be able
>> to re-install Slack. Would I delete the
Slack partition or what
Quote:>> to make a FreeBSD partition?
not very familir with fdisk on
Quote:>> Linux but can follow
>> I also would like to
>> boot from a
floppy or Cd rom. If I put BSD on the /dev/hdb7
what would I type in after I press
Quote:>> the spacebar
boot? The HDD is an IDE.
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