[PC-BSD Testing] partitioning

Arthur a-koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Aug 11 13:56:50 PDT 2008


>  I tried to use the custom partitioner yesterday to no avail. up till
>then my PCBSD7A partion had been 56GB and was shared with a 46GB FreeBSD
>6.3 partition and an 40+GB XPwindoze. What I wanted to do was to further
>subdivide that 56GB PCBSD into 46GB and 10GB, the latter becoming my
>PCBSD7 testbed and the rest dedicated to PCBSD1.5.1. I'm sure hoping
>when the 7 is ready, it will upgrade that 1.5.1 niceley.
>Custom partition would not subdivide it at all. I finally resorted to
>diskpart to partition it.  Custom partition still would not see them. I
>went back and formated the two partitions with xp's format. Custom
>partition still wouldn't see them. I've made the Recovery Console a
>permanent part of my XP startup so I didnt boot XP up to look at the two
>new partitions. It wasn't till I booted of my 6.3 disk and began a
>custom install of 6.3 that I was finally able to make the two partitions
>available to be seen by PCBSD7 #30. I like 15.1 but BOY will I be glad
>when 7 reaches a stable state! i sure like it!
>  For anybody that might be interested, this is also a   SATA drive.
>--
>  Gary B. corell

Gary,

Good to note the SATA thing. I don't know if it would be worth it to 
have a list of
what type of SATA controller people have in case some weird 
incompatibility comes
up. The make and model can be documented at least. Just my 2 cents.

Arthur 



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