[nycbug-talk] Going crazy
Fri Aug 5 16:44:52 EDT 2005
Before you start using the box double check your slice sizes, you may
want to redo it. IMO most/all automatic slice layouts will be
dememted, Solaris is just plane nuts here.
Remember /usr is stable /usr/ports and /usr/local grow and grow if left alone.
On 8/5/05, Freeman, Joshua <j at nybg.org> wrote:
> Thanks Marc,
> Once i understood the difference between sleep and hibernation I decided to forego hibernation... I understood your message perfectly..
> So.. i now have two 19GB partitions on the disk.. the first one is freebsd and that's divided into slices for the install...
> later, i'll install XP Pro on the second partition.
> Joshua S. Freeman
> Director, Information Technology, NYBG
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> jfreeman at nybg dot org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Spitzer [mailto:mspitzer at gmail.com]
> Sent: Fri 8/5/2005 4:35 PM
> To: Freeman, Joshua
> Cc: NYCBUG discussion list
> Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] Going crazy
> I think you are confusing partitions with slices. For what you want
> to do create 1 partition that has the whole disk and create slices in
> that partition. Also do not forget if you want hibernate to work you
> need to make an os2 partition then grab the rest for bsd so you need 2
> partition and all your slices go in the second one. Read this:
> it does a better job then I do explaining things.
> On 8/5/05, Joshua S. Freeman <jfreeman at nybg.org> wrote:
> > So, finally I'm getting around to installing FreeBSD on my IBM T42 laptop.
> > I'm using Fdisk to create the partitions...
> > I'm trying to do:
> > ad0s1 /
> > ad0s2 swap
> > ad0s3 /var
> > ad0s4 /tmp
> > ad0s5 /usr
> > Everything goes fine except when it's time to create the fifth slice
> > (ad0s5). All the other slices come up wth the expected names (ad0s1 -
> > ad0s4) but the last slice always comes up as name 'X'.
> > When I go to install it can't create /usr because it can't figure out what
> > 'X' is or how to mount it.
> > Can anyone help out here?
> > J.
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