Installing in a logical partition

Josh Paetzel josh at
Fri Jul 13 18:18:38 UTC 2007

On Friday 13 July 2007, h p wrote:
> Hi.
> I try to install FreBSD 6.2 as third OS on my laptop (after Windows
> XP and Gentoo Linux).
> I only have a logical partition left for it. sysinstall only shows
> four slices on my hard drive, ad4s1 - ad4s4. ad4s4 is correctly
> recognized as a DOS extended partition, but the logical partitions
> inside it are not displayed - so I can't select the slice I have
> set aside for FreeBSD.
> Is this possible? I don't find that limitation in the handbook, and
> it seems utterly anachronistic to me. What can I do to get around
> this?
> Thanks,
> Helge

Logical partitions are a horrible hack that should die a horrible 
death.  FreeBSD doesn't support installing/booting from them.


Josh Paetzel
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