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Date:      Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:31:24 +0100
From:      Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to create a partition for FreeBSD 9.0?
Message-ID:  <1353835884.2773.27.camel@q>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211242000360.17779@wonkity.com>
References:  <1353795280.2662.12.camel@q> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211242000360.17779@wonkity.com>

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On Sat, 2012-11-24 at 20:06 -0700, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Nov 2012, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> 
> > I use the amd64 install DVD.
> >
> > With or without deleting, I can't format a bootable FreeBSD partition to
> > ada0s1, aka Linux /dev/sda1. FWIW if I reinstall GRUB legacy
> > to /dev/sda, the boot flag will be set for the extended
> > partition. /dev/sda1 is an empty ext3 partition, size 57.83 GiB.
> 
> Delete it, or set it to type 0xa5.  I think the first is probably better 
> for bsdinstall to see it as available.  Expect boot loaders to be 
> overwritten, so make a backup, preferably of everything.

It already was deleted for the last attempts. Another day, fortunately
I've got much time, so I'll read how to use the shell for partitioning.

I don't know if I'm an idiot or if the installer is broken, most likely
I'm an idiot + the installer is broken.

Regards,
Ralf




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