Fwd: More than 8 partitions
Jon Theil Nielsen
jontheil at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 23:58:37 UTC 2010
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From: Jon Theil Nielsen <jontheil at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: More than 8 partitions
To: Alberto Mijares <amijaresp at gmail.com>
2010/4/30 Alberto Mijares <amijaresp at gmail.com>
On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Jon Theil Nielsen <jontheil at gmail.com>
> > Hi
> > I'm running 8.0-Release on an external usb hard drive. and have dual-boot
> > with FreeBSD on da0s2 and Windows XP on da0s1. I made a setup via
> > with 7 partitions:
> > /dev/da0s2a on / (ufs, local)
> > /dev/da0s2b (swap)
> > /dev/da0s2d on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/da0s2e on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/da0s2f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/da0s2h on /var/log (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/da0s2g on /home (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > I have about 660 GB left unused on da0s2 that I would like to use for
> > backups. But I can't figure out how to create one more partition.
> You should create a new slice (da0s3) and then create new partitions
> on it or use the whole slice (ad0s3c).
> Alberto Mijares
So it is *not* possible to have more than 8 partitions? Just a matter of
interest, since I'm experimenting here. But nice to know.
The next problem is that i made fdisk create the two slices covering all the
space of the disk. Can I somehow - using FreeBSD tools - shrink the size of
da0s2 without data loss?
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