[PC-BSD Testing] 9.0 Install GPT partitioning

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Sat Feb 26 20:43:35 PST 2011

On 02/26/2011 9:14 PM, Brodey Dover wrote:
> On 2/26/2011 9:38 PM, Arthur wrote:
>> On 02/26/2011 8:27 PM, Brodey Dover wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Has someone successfully installed PC-BSD alongside Windows Vista/7? 
>>> I used to have a Windows 7/PC-BSD setup and I seem to recall that 
>>> the installer was able to identify the partitions on the GPT'd drive 
>>> just fine but I could be wrong. Right now I see the reserved space 
>>> and another slice ada0p2 at the full size of my drive...which is 
>>> wrong. I should be seeing two partitions 400GB (for Windows) and 
>>> 200GB (for PC-BSD 9).
>>> Regards,
>>> Brodey Dover
>> Brodey,
>> Remeber that Win 7 (Vista too?) puts a 100MB "utility" partition at 
>> the beginning of the disk. It's hidden though.
>> Arthur
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> Hi Arthur,
> Yes, I see the 100MB "reserved" space but I don't see the other two 
> partitions (they show up as one big 600'ish GB chunk) at least in the 
> loader. And yes, Vista and 7 both use that 100MB partition.
> Brodey


Try this, go grab Parted Magic 5.10 and use it (GParted specifically) to 
see what those partitions are being recognizes as. That will at least 
give you some idea of what it's doing when laying out the partitions.


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