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Date:      Fri, 22 May 1998 21:35:22 -0500
From:      "Stephen B Maguire" <smaguire@bigfoot.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Multiple NTFS partions on WD1
Message-ID:  <000001bd85f3$70154070$0118a8c0@PDC1.OCTOPUS.COM>

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Help, anyone!:

	I am a first time FreeBSD installer on a dual boot system running Win95 on
disk 0, and WinNT 4.0 on disk 1. I want to put FreeBSD on disk 1, which is a
6.4 G WD Caviar with multiple partitions. I ran the install from a boot
floppy and went into the partition editor where it found four MS-DOS
partitions, labeled as NTFS and one extended. Under NT there are really 3
NTFS partitions before the extended partition begins as the fourth, and
within it are two more NTFS partitions and two FAT partitions as well as 1 G
of unused space. The final FAT partition is 998m and is where I would like
to place FreeBSD.
	Here are my questions: Am I supposed to delete the extended partition,
reconfigure this somehow, and preserve the data  it contains to retain
access, still, from NT? Do I have to use FIPS to designate a small area in
the MBR to place the boot manager? Generally, how can I get FreeBSD in a
slice I already created as a FAT partition in the extended partition?
	Second question: Does anyone know if FreeBSD supports an ATAPI CD-ROM
changer? This one is an OEM made by NEC.

Regards to all,
Steve


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