RME audio card user new to FreeBSD

Julian Elischer julian at freebsd.org
Fri Nov 23 20:10:25 UTC 2012

On 11/23/12 6:31 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-11-23 at 13:16 +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
>> Well, you can't just install onto a Linux partition, is that what you
>> mean?
> Hi Chris :)
> my machine is a Linux only multi-boot PC, among others I've got Arch
> Linux and Ubuntu installed. There are several free logical partitions on
> my 2 HDDs (no RAID, no LVM), but only one primary partition on each
> drive. Both primary partitions aren't empty. The primary partition of
> the first drive contains backups only, unfortunately non of the free
> logical drives is large enough to move the data.
> If needed I'll shrink one logical and increase another logical partition
> and than move the data from the primary partition to this logical one.
> This will result in /dev/sda1 (as Linux does call it) free for FreeBSD,
> but dose cause a lot of work.
> I wonder what bootloader to use to boot into FreeBSD and the different
> Linux kernels and what file system to use for this partition.

Freebsd can only boo from a primary partition, ut yu say that you have
1/ space and 2/ only one primary partition.
this means that probably you have room in the partition map to add
another primary partition and point it at the space that is currently
taken up by one of your logical (non primary) partitions.

send a copy of the output of 'fdisk.... <p>'

in other words enter fdisk /dev/sda     and then type 'p' to  print 
out the
current partition map.
You may just be able to rename them while leaving them the same on the 


> Regards,
> Ralf
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