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 Installing FreeBSD onto an extended partition
Author: stewart 
Date:   26-01-01 03:36

Is it possible to install FreeBSD 4.2 onto a logical partition within an extended partition? After booting off the install cdrom then going into fdisk, FreeBSD only shows the extended partition but seems to ignore all the logical partitions within the extended partition. How do I make it recognize the logical partitions in that extended partition? Thanks for any help.

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 Re: Installing FreeBSD onto an extended partition
Author: juji 
Date:   27-01-01 00:26

Yes, it is possible, I read it somewhere but forget where exactly, I will try to search for it and get back to you.

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 Re: Installing FreeBSD onto an extended partition
Author: Carl 
Date:   28-01-01 00:59

Actually, the FreeBSD root partition (/) must be on a bootable partition. The rest of the partitions can be anywhere you like, even on logicals within extendeds. For whatever reason, you will only see the extended partition labeled in fdisk and not the logical partitions within it. However, the logical partitions still exist, as they can be mounted using the usual mount command, mount /dev/ad4s9 /mnt/mylogicalpartition. You may have to manually create the slices in /dev, however, as they only go up to s7 in the default FreeBSD 4.2 install. Like, cd /dev, ./MAKEDEV ad4s8 for example.

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