format disk in bsd

Mike Jeays mj001 at
Thu Jan 5 19:12:00 PST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 17:21 +0000, Nguyen Danh Hieu wrote:
> Hi everybody
> I have about 20Gb unused space and  40Gb of  NTFS on my HDD an I want to
> change them to ufs . But everytime when I tried with cfdisk-linux   or
> sysinstall => configure => fdisk (as root )  it is said that I am not
> allowed to write disk table (or something like "disk read only" )  But I am
> root , why did it happen? someone show me solution plz?
> Thank you.
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> Nguyen Danh Hieu
> Physics Faculty
> Moscow State University
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There was a discussion about this the other day.  Someone reminded us
all that, by design, you can't change the slices and partitions on the
system disk.  You could do it by booting from Freesbie, or I believe
there is a flag you can turn off in single-user mode.  Check the
mailing-list archives for the last couple of months.

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