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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:25:32 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to create a partition for FreeBSD 9.0?
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211280923390.66068@wonkity.com>
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On Wed, 28 Nov 2012, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 08:06 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> 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?
>
> I'm downloading PC-BSD 8.2 x64, assumed partitioning should work, will
> it be possible to update to FreeBSD 9.x or do they differ, similar as
> different Linux distros can differ?

PC-BSD is FreeBSD, and there is a 9.x version.  I don't know what it 
uses for partitioning code, but if you value your data, back up first.



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