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Date:      Mon, 4 Dec 2000 15:05:04 +1030
From:      Brian Astill <>
To:        "John Duffy" <>, <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Installation Problem
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In-Reply-To: <000201c05d53$e3c4fb20$a4c92cc3@desktop>
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On Mon, 04 Dec 2000, John Duffy wrote:

> The disk is partitioned as so:
> P1    4GB    FreeBSD
> P2    3GB    NTFS (Windows 2000)
> P3    1GB    FAT
> P4    Extended Partition
> L5    3GB    Linux ext2
> L6    1GB    Linux ext2
> L7    3GB    Linux ext2
> L8    1GB    Linux ext2
> L9    441M  Linux Swap

There IS a fix.  Make a small DOS (Fat16) partition at the beginning of the
drive, and use Boot Manager to boot to your required system from there.
 As you are already on the limit of 4 partitions, to adopt this fix you would
have to delete one of the existing ones - perhaps you could manage without P3?

That 4-partition (ONE of which can be extended) limitation is a PAIN.  It is
the reason I use 2 8M drives rather than 1 16M drive.


Dr Brian Astill  Visiting Research Fellow
Flinders University Institute of International Education

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