flowers at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Nov 13 00:17:19 GMT 2004
On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 01:42:36PM -0700, Brian Bobowski wrote:
> Qaas8 at aol.com wrote:
> > I have a 20gb hard drive .... 10gb is free, and its NTFS
> > partition.
> > How would i go about installing FreeBSD on a daulboot?
> > .... when Fdisk is started do i create a slice?
> You'll need software to divide that partition. That included with
> FreeBSD can't handle NTFS(unless that's just changed), but other
> software exists(like the commercial Partition Magic) that can.
Partition Magic = Partition Tragic. It has left me up you-know-what
creek without a paddle too many times. Of course I should have made
I used a tool called ntfsresize on a bootable Linux CD, either the
RIP (Rescue Is Possible) or SystemRescueCD images (I forget which
I ended up using). They are both listed in the ntfsresize FAQ at:
For me, ntfsresize actually recovered a drive that Partition Magic
screwed up. I will never use Partition Magic again. The only
thing is you have to resize the ntfs filesystem, then truncate the
partition manually, so you need to follow the instructions very
carefully in order not to cause further problems. There's a
graphical tool called qtparted that handles this for you; it's
part of SystemRescueCD and is recommended.
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