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Date:      Tue, 23 Nov 1999 23:04:13 EST
From:      BriGuy1024@aol.com
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        pulsifer@mediaone.net
Subject:   Re: FIPS session ends w/ "Memory Allocation Error"
Message-ID:  <0.1d1755c7.256cbdbd@aol.com>

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>If you are going to install FreeBSD in the second partition,
>you want a primary partition, not an extended parition.
>DOS will not recognize any primary partition except its own.

>Reading though only the part quoted below, every thing looks
>correct.

>Allen

So, the partition that FIPS created is an extended partition?  Any idea why 
it would do that?  Any idea of how to change it to a primary partition?
Brian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of
> BriGuy1024@aol.com
> Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 9:39 PM
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: FIPS session ends w/ "Memory Allocation Error"
> 
> 
> I ran FIPS to split my 6.4gig hd.  Win95b is the first OS, and I hope to 
load 
> FreeBSD on the new partition.  The FIPS session seemed to go well,  but 
ended 
> with:
> 
> Repartioning complete
> With FAT32 partitions, you should now run scandisk on the shortened 
partition
> Bye!
> 
> Memory Allocation error
> Cannot load COMMAND, system halted.
> 
> I had run FIPS from a: using a boot disk as recommended in fips.doc.
> I then rebooted normally, starting Windows95, and ran FDISK:
> 
> Current Fixed Disk Drive: 1
> Partition    Status   Type          Volume label    Mbytes    System    
Usage
>  C: 1             A       PRI-DOS                            4628       
FAT32 
>      75%
>      2                      NON-DOS                           1553          
  
>           25%
> 
> So, partition 2 is the newly created one, but it is listed as NON-DOS.  
> According to fips.doc, fips is supposed to create a new primary DOS 
> partition, which it seems not to have done in my case.  Also, the new 
> partition is supposed to be recognized by DOS after you reboot, but no new 
> drives appear in Windows Explorer, just the same old A, C, and Q (cd rom).



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