New Computer System

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Feb 24 03:54:36 PST 2006

On 2006-02-23 22:50, "illoai at" <illoai at> wrote:
>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.

Sure it does.  They just have slice numbers >= 5.

You can't boot from a logical slice though.

> Jerry McAllister's advice remains sound.

True :)

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