Problems with 170MB HD (FreeBSD 6.0)

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Dec 5 01:39:02 PST 2005

> I've been trying to install FreeBSD 6.0 on an old Pentium MMX 200MHz
> this weekend. The box  has two HDs, a ~10GB one, which I wanted to use
> for / and a really old ~170MB one, which I wanted to use for swap. (Of
> couse there would be enough space on the first disk for swap, but I
> had this old disk lying around here and thought why not use it.)

install as without swap on 10GB drive withour touching this 170MB at all.

then (after booting installed system)

dd if=/dev/zero bs=512k count=1 of=/dev/your_170MB_whole_disk (like 


swapon -a /dev/ad1

if it works - put

/dev/ad1 none swap sw 0 0

in /etc/fstab

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