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Date:      Thu, 7 Dec 1995 10:19:26 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        fmotta@acinc.com (fmotta)
Cc:        support@cdrom.com, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Free BSD Installation question
Message-ID:  <199512071719.KAA04996@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <9511048181.AA818114140@interlnk.cygnet> from "fmotta" at Dec 4, 95 01:55:40 pm

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>      I have a system which has the following drive configuration:
>      
>         DRIVE NO    DESCRIPTION
>         0           405 Mb IDE (One partition with DOS/Windows)
>         1           2.3 Gb SCSI Barracuda
>      
>      
>      Drive 1 has 5 partitions/logical drives (D:-H:).
>      
>      I would like to install FreeBSD 2.0.5 onto partition/drive H: which
>      is presently formatted as a DOS partition and contains Nothing.
>      
>      Is this possible?

How many physical cylinders does the drive have?

As long as the BSD 'a' slice does not span or exceed the 1023 cylinder
BIOS boundry (which would mak it impossible for the drive boot blocks
to boot it), you should be fine.


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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