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Date:      Wed, 4 Sep 2002 19:01:59 -0700
From:      "Corey Snow" <corey@snowpoint.com>
To:        "Hendrick Chan" <ku@mydestiny.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: can freebsd be installed in an extended partition?
Message-ID:  <3D7658A7.15819.4F3ECA67@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <000001c25420$57113f70$09f208ca@homebj37l7ua93>

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On 4 Sep 2002, at 22:35, Hendrick Chan wrote:

> Dear Sirs,
> 
> Can freebsd be installed in an extended partition?
> 

FreeBSD's concept of "partitions" is somewhat different than you 
might think, coming from a Win32 world. For a primer on FreeBSD's 
disk partitioning scheme, see:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-steps.html

And for a step-by-step tutorial on installing FreeBSD, check out:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/index.html

Tip: If you've never done it before, do it on a sacrificial box the 
first time, before you try and put in on a box that it needs to 
coexist with another operating system. If you don't have one, back up 
your Windows system first- FreeBSD is usually pretty friendly, but as 
with anything, one mistake and it's time to get out the CDs again. :)

Regards and good luck,

Corey Snow


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