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Date:      Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:37:47 +0000
From:      Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>
To:        Leslie Jensen <leslie@eskk.nu>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: My freebsd partition changed by Windows chkdsk (Leslie Jensen)
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> Date: Sun=2C 4 Nov 2012 16:41:45 +0530
> From: bourne.identity@hotmail.com
> To: leslie@eskk.nu
> CC: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: My freebsd partition changed by Windows chkdsk (Leslie Jense=
n)
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> On 04-Nov-12 13:17=2C Leslie Jensen wrote:
> >
> >
> > Manish Jain 2012-11-02 19:18:
> >
> >> 1) Boot from your FreeBSD CD/DVD=2C enter the slice editor and
> >> change the type of your FreeBSD slice back to 165. Do not press Q.
> >> Press W instead. Conform with Yes to the warning=2C and then press
> >> Ctrl+Alt+Del to abort the installation.
> >>
> >> 2) Boot from your FreeBSD CD/DVD again=2C and run boot0cfg -B in an
> >> emergency shell.
> >>
> >> <My legal disclaimer comes here=2C but do let me know if you get lucky=
>
> >>
> >> I hope my message sounds less cryptic now. I personally don't have
> >> anything against running chkdsk or fixmbr=2C AS LONG AS I have backed
> >> up the important sectors.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> Manish Jain
> >> bourne.identity@hotmail.com
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
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> >> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"
> >
> >
> > I've attached the disk to a running Freebsd system 8.3.
> >
> > Which program do you reefer to when you write slice editor?
> >
> > I do not need to be able to boot from the disk. I just need to be able
> > to read it and copy my /home to another disk.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > /Leslie
> >
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> Hello Leslie=2C
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> I think you are unclear with FreeBSD terminology. What Windows calls=20
> primary partitions are called slices in FreeBSD. You can have a maximum
> of 4 slices per disk=2C as I had mentioned earlier. One of the slices may=
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> optionally be marked as what Windows calls an extended partition. The=20
> extended partition can be broken up into many partitions ("logical=20
> drives" in Windows terminology). Your C: drive is a slice in FreeBSD=20
> terms. If you have a D: drive too=2C that - in all likelihood - is a=20
> partition in FreeBSD terminology.
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> FreeBSD's terminology is in general much clearer and a lot more mature=20
> than you would find on any other OS=2C particularly Windows.
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> The first step that you have to perform when installing FreeBSD is to=20
> enter the slice editor and create a slice for FreeBSD. When you press on=
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> "Begin a standard installation"=2C the slice editor is the first=20
> application that is automatically presented to you.
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> FreeBSD uses the term partition to refer to the divisions it creates=20
> inside its slice for the /=2C /usr=2C /var=2C /tmp filesystems.
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> Now I fail to understand what you mean by a "running FreeBSD system". I=20
> thought your FreeBSD installation had been rendered unbootable by=20
> chkdsk. If you can indeed boot into FreeBSD successfully=2C then you=20
> shouldn't be having any problem copying out whatever data you want.
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> The steps I had suggested were meant to make your FreeBSD installation=20
> bootable. As long as your FreeBSD slice is marked as NTFS (filesystem ID=
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> 7) instead of FFS (filesystem ID 165) in the MBR=2C no application or OS=
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> can read any data from that slice=2C at least AFAIK.
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> Regards
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> Manish Jain
> +91-99620-10329

Just in case you are not aware how to change the filesystem type in the sli=
ce editor=2C
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highlight your FreeBSD slice and press T. Make sure you enter 165 as the fi=
lesystem
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type=2C and then press W and confirm the change. Then press  Ctrl+Alt+Del a=
nd reboot.
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Regards
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Manish Jain
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bourne.idenity@hotmail.com

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