Possible errors in FreeBSD 5.1
jleone at pacbell.net
Fri Sep 5 15:58:47 PDT 2003
Jerry McAllister wrote:
>>I have come accross a few possible bugs or errors while using FreeBSD
>>5.1-Current. I wrote them down and thought I would at least pass on the
>>information per chance it would help someone, etc. I know that some of
>>the errors could just be me, etc.
>>FreeBSD 5.1-Current Possible bugs:
>>1. When I installed FreeBSD on my machine at work, I had 10 GB of 80 GB
>>available for it on a partitioned hard disk. I set up FreeBSD to only
>>have two slices in the partition, one for swap, which was 300 MB, and
>>the remaining 9700 MB was allocated for the / slice. However, when I was
>>in FreeBSD's Fdisk utility, I could not set up a slice larger than 9499
>>MB, or else the creation of the slices would fail, and so would the
>First of all, your terminology is backwards. The slice is the
>main unit which is then divided in to partitions for such as root
>and /usr or whatever. eg you have a 10GB FreeBSD slice which
>you want to divide in to a 9700 MB root partition and a 300 MB swap
>Second, this all may be due to different ways of expressing the
>math of disk units. What actual size in blocks is your 10 GB
>slice and how big in blocks are your 300 MB and 9700 MG partitions?
>Also, one virtual cylinder will be eaten for the boot records.
I don't know the answer to that question. If there is a problem, I hope
it will be fixed.
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