Query about FreeBSD and primary partitions requirements
bret at busby.net
Sat Jun 11 09:18:25 UTC 2011
Some time ago, I asked on this list, about installing FreeBSD, and it
was then confirmed that FreeBSD requires to be installed in a primary
That is consistent with the current FreeBSD Handbook, which states
"FreeBSD must be installed into a primary partition."
However, in the last couple of days, I have been advised that FreeBSD
can be installed in, and, quite happily runs in, a logical partition
within an extended partition.
Has anyone other than the person who advised me of that, tested the
installation and operation of FreeBSD, within a logical patition of an
extended partition, that has given a result that confirms that FeeBSD
can now be successfully installed and run, in a logical partition of an
extended partition of a hard drive?
Thank you in anticipation.
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