Dual Boot Vista - Large Sector Issue

rachie freebsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Wed Oct 3 18:45:22 PDT 2007

I was able to install FreeBSD alongside Vista on my HP laptop.  What I did was 
I shrank down the windows partition using Partition Magic.  Its not normal 
NTFS according to Partition Magic.  But after I shrank it down I just booted 
from the FreeBSD install cd and installed it like normal, was able to create 
all the slices.  After I was done I had to run the vista boot repair in order 
to access Vista again.  I now have vista, stable, and current.

This isn't exactly an answer to your problem but I am hoping it will help you 
get FreeBSD installed.

On Wednesday 03 October 2007 4:57:19 pm compunction wrote:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD on the same drive as Vista in a dual boot
> configuration.  FDISK is reporting the normal geometry errors and it is
> also stating that my Vista partition does not start on a sector boundary. 
> I chose to ignore these errors, but when I was creating the last slice on
> the drive I got an error about not being able to create partition.  I did
> some research and I think the issue is related to the way Vista is creating
> partitions.
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923332
> http://www.multibooters.co.uk/partitions.html
> Does anyone know if/when fdisk will support this new partition layout?
> Thanks
> Mark
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