Shrinking slices to make room for linux

Dmitry Mityugov dmitry.mityugov at
Tue Jun 14 19:42:18 GMT 2005

On 6/14/05, Richard Lupton <r.lupton at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have just installed FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE (my first use of FreeBSD)
> onto a Dell Inspiron 5000e laptop, dual booting with Windows. However,
> now I would like to install a Linux distro to see if the ACPI support
> is any different and so on. I have plenty of space on the FreeBSD
> slice, so is there anyway of shrinking the slice without loosing the
> data on it (maybe something like GNU parted)? The only references I
> have found to this sort of thing are to do with  making FreeBSD slices
> bigger...

In addition to what Jerry said, if you indeed just installed it, why
you can't just reinstall it, leaving more space for other operating
systems this time?


"We live less by imagination than despite it" - Rockwell Kent, "N by E"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list