Dual Boot Vista - Large Sector Issue
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
> Does anyone know if/when fdisk will support this new partition layout?
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