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Date:      Sat, 26 Sep 2009 22:01:18 +0800 (WST)
From:      Bret Busby <bret@busby.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Question about FreeBSD installation procedure
Message-ID:  <Pine.LNX.4.64.0909262129230.12228@bretnewworkstation.busby.net>

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Hello.

I have been interested in installing FreeBSD on my laptop (HP/Compaq NX5000, 2MB RAM), in a free 20MB partition.

I noticed that the Linux Format magazine to which I subscribe, in Issue 124, comes with FreeBSD 7.2 on the DVD.

>From what I understand, FreeBSD (and possibly all BSD) uses hard disc slices rather than partitions, and therefore cannot
easily be installed in a free partition, but needs for hard disc slices to be used.

Is it yet possible to install FreeBSD into a hard disc partition, rather than needing to install into hard disc slices?

I have attached a copy of the screenshot showing the partition table; I 
wanted to install FreeBSD into sda8.

Can this be done.

Thank you in anticipation.

--
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
  you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
   Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
   "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
   written by Douglas Adams,
   published by Pan Books, 1992

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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 21:28:37 +0800
From: Bret Busby <bret@busby.net>
To: bret@mailserver
Subject: screenshot of partition table of laptop


-- 
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Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
  you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
   Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
   "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
   written by Douglas Adams,
   published by Pan Books, 1992
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