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Date:      Thu, 22 Aug 2002 21:58:11 +0200
From:      Volker Kindermann <>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Partitioning Question
Message-ID:  <>

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Hi Allan,

> Now that I have fallen in love with FreeBSD, I no longer have a need
> for the windows XP Partition
> I would like to erase it, format it as FreeBSD, and mount it has
> /usr/home2

the easiest thing would be to use sysinstall (but as always: backup
your data).

Then go to the configuration menue and the fdisk section. There you
should see two slices: your existing freebsd slice and the XP-Slice.
You now should be able to delete the XP-Slice and Create a new FreeBSD
Slice (the second one). Within this slice you can create the new

If you want to go further into it, there's a chapter in the handbook
(adding new disks). The disklabel and fdisk manpages should clearify
things, also.


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