IBook G4 and FreeBSD 9.0-RC2: unable to create four slices on hard
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Wed Nov 16 21:46:07 UTC 2011
Today I made free space on the internal hard drive of my iBook G4.
Logical next step: install FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 on that free space. :-)
So I did. The installation went fine, with one small hitch: it seems like it is not possible to create a fourth partition
(or is i fifth? Anyway, ada0s4) on the internal drive. So currently there isn't a swap partition on the drive.
First I thought this was a problem with the bsd installer, but after FreeBSD is installed, gpart also has this problem:
kg-ibook# gpart show ada0
=> 5 117210235 ada0 APM (55G)
5 262203 - free - (128M)
262208 52626616 2 apple-hfs (25G)
52888824 1600 1 apple-boot (800k)
52890424 29358528 3 freebsd-ufs (14G)
82248952 34961288 - free - (16G)
As you can see, the drive is APM partitioned, and there is 16 G of free space on it.
g-ibook# gpart add -s 2G -t freebsd-swap ada0
gpart: index '4': No space left on device
This make noe sense to me: I have created more than four partition on a APM partitoned drive before.
Any clue to what the problem is?
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