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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:41:56 +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:  <1354120916.3152.16.camel@q>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211280923390.66068@wonkity.com>
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On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 09:25 -0700, Warren Block wrote:
> 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.

I chose 8.2, to get another version for partitioning.
However, I'll also test your recommendation from your previous mail.

# gpart modify -i1 -t freebsd-ufs da0

And I'll avoid to use the cursor keys next time, to get a better log
file.

Thank you for your help,
Ralf




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