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Date:      Sun, 27 Oct 1996 01:07:01 -0500 (EST)
From:      jack <jack@diamond.xtalwind.net>
To:        Barry Soben <bsoben@gauss.elee.calpoly.edu>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Hard Drive Partitioning
Message-ID:  <Pine.FBS.3.95.961027010052.545B-100000@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <2.2.32.19961027032802.00682e2c@fix.net>

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On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Barry Soben wrote:

> Hi!

Hello.

> Using partition magic, I partitioned my 1 gig hard drive 600 megs for MSDOS
> and 400 megs for FreeBSD.  Presently the 400 megs is "free space", it does
> not have any sort of partition format.  In reading "Installing and Running
> FreeBSD", I couldn't quite figure out whether I'm best off just running FIPS
> or using Partition Magic to set those 400 megs to some sort of file system..
> (Not sure which one!)

None of the above.  :)  Just start the install from the floppy and when
you get to the partition editor highlight that 400 meg space and choose
`C' to create a partition there.  Then `Q' to continue on your way and all
the heavy lifting will be done for you.


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