[PC-BSD Testing] 9.0 Install GPT partitioning

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 12:33:40 PST 2011


On 2/26/2011 11:43 PM, Arthur wrote:
> 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
>
> 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.
>
> Arthur
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IIRC, the way I got this finished was to install BSD first, then install 
Windows and add an entry into the Windows Bootloader by way of EasyBCD.

I'll fire up gparted and see what is up. Right now the PC-BSD installer 
claims it to be a linux-data partition.

Brodey


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