New Computer System

illoai at illoai at
Thu Feb 23 20:50:13 PST 2006

On 2/22/06, gs_stoller at <gs_stoller at> wrote:
>         I bought a new system (it was on sale), it has  180 Gigabytes
> of hard drive.  Naturally I want to slice it up, so where can I find
> the documentation on the slice/partition process and table.  As I
> recall, I can make 4 hard slices/partitions and then I can further
> break-down 1 (or more of them) to have logical slices/partitions.
> Where can I find documentation on the logical slices/partitions and
> how to use them?  Can I boot into a ( FreeBSD ) logical slice, and
> if so, how do I do it?  (For the 4 hard slices, one uses function
> keys  F1  thru  F4 .)  Has someone already setup the capability of
> booting into logical slices, and if so, where can I get it and its
> documentation?

>From a 40-50 minute excursion into qemu, FreeBSD does not
enjoy linux logical partitions (slices), and I could not get it to
install into one.

Jerry McAllister's advice remains sound.


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