[nycbug-talk] Going crazy

Freeman, Joshua j
Fri Aug 5 16:37:18 EDT 2005

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
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-----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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