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Date:      Tue, 3 Oct 2006 10:52:21 +1300
From:      Jonathan Chen <>
To:        Michael Christensen <>
Subject:   Re: Question about installing FreeBSD
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On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 07:23:52AM -0700, Michael Christensen wrote:
> Hi,
>   I really hope that you're answering questions about installing FreeBSD, since I can't yet start threads on
>   My question is : 
>   I have downloaded the entire FreeBSD 6.1 (about 17,5 GB) ...

Odd. My FreeBSD installation CD doesn't span more than one CD.

>   I'm booting from floppies and now can't understand why the sysinstall can't find the DOS partition on the slave. Is it because it's on a NTFS or what am I doing wrong?

FreeBSD doesn't use DOS partitions. You need to make an unallocated
partition for it to install to.

Jonathan Chen <>
                   "Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny"
                                                         - Kin Hubbard

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