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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:06:44 +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:  <1354086404.2528.89.camel@q>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211271653330.60249@wonkity.com>
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On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 17:04 -0700, Warren Block wrote:
> > # gpart create -s bsd ada0s1
> > gpart: geom 'ada0s1': File exists
> 
> Sorry, no idea on that.  Because of the extended partitions, maybe.

Thank you,

so this should work and if it doesn't work, I can't install FreeBSD?

Anything else I can try?

FWIW on this machine are Linux installs only, used file systems are
ext3, ext4 and ntfs [1].

Regards,
Ralf

[1]
spinymouse@q:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000f2fc6

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1              63   121274684    60637311   a5  FreeBSD
/dev/sda2   *   121274746   625137344   251931299+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5       121274748   183751469    31238361    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6       183751533   246421034    31334751   83  Linux
/dev/sda7       246421098   309283379    31431141   83  Linux
/dev/sda8       309283443   361967615    26342086+  83  Linux
/dev/sda9       361969664   435617791    36824064   83  Linux
/dev/sda10      435618603   440164934     2273166   82  Linux swap /
Solaris
/dev/sda11      440164998   561873374    60854188+  83  Linux
/dev/sda12      561873438   569215079     3670821   83  Linux
/dev/sda13      569215143   615514409    23149633+  83  Linux
/dev/sda14      615514473   625137344     4811436   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000525e5

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1              63    42973874    21486906   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2        42973936   976768064   466897064+   5  Extended
/dev/sdb5        42973938    85931684    21478873+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb6        85931748   128696714    21382483+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb7       128696778   133789319     2546271   82  Linux swap /
Solaris
/dev/sdb8       133789383   175943879    21077248+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb9       175943943   219190859    21623458+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb10      219190923   220211199      510138+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb11      220213248   246687743    13237248   83  Linux
/dev/sdb12      246689792   347549695    50429952   83  Linux
/dev/sdb13      347550273   557309951   104879839+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb14      557312000   976766975   209727488   83  Linux

spinymouse@q:~$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD321KJ (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      32.3kB  62.1GB  62.1GB  primary   ext3
 2      62.1GB  320GB   258GB   extended                  boot
 5      62.1GB  94.1GB  32.0GB  logical   ntfs
 6      94.1GB  126GB   32.1GB  logical   ext3
 7      126GB   158GB   32.2GB  logical   ext3
 8      158GB   185GB   27.0GB  logical   ext3
 9      185GB   223GB   37.7GB  logical   ext3
10      223GB   225GB   2328MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
11      225GB   288GB   62.3GB  logical   ext3
12      288GB   291GB   3759MB  logical   ext3
13      291GB   315GB   23.7GB  logical   ext3
14      315GB   320GB   4927MB  logical   ext3


Model: ATA SAMSUNG HD502HJ (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
 1      32.3kB  22.0GB  22.0GB  primary   ext4
 2      22.0GB  500GB   478GB   extended
 5      22.0GB  44.0GB  22.0GB  logical   ext3
 6      44.0GB  65.9GB  21.9GB  logical   ext3
 7      65.9GB  68.5GB  2607MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
 8      68.5GB  90.1GB  21.6GB  logical   ext4
 9      90.1GB  112GB   22.1GB  logical   ext4
10      112GB   113GB   522MB   logical   ext4
11      113GB   126GB   13.6GB  logical   ext4
12      126GB   178GB   51.6GB  logical   ext4
13      178GB   285GB   107GB   logical   ext4
14      285GB   500GB   215GB   logical   ext4




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