Question about installing FreeBSD

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Oct 2 14:52:23 PDT 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 07:23:52AM -0700, Michael Christensen wrote:
> Hi,
>   I really hope that you're answering questions about installing FreeBSD, since I can't yet start threads on
>   My question is : 
>   I have downloaded the entire FreeBSD 6.1 (about 17,5 GB) ...

Odd. My FreeBSD installation CD doesn't span more than one CD.

>   I'm booting from floppies and now can't understand why the sysinstall can't find the DOS partition on the slave. Is it because it's on a NTFS or what am I doing wrong?

FreeBSD doesn't use DOS partitions. You need to make an unallocated
partition for it to install to.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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