Partitioning 1T HDD

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu Mar 18 07:53:15 UTC 2021

On Wed, 17 Mar 2021 21:36:15 -0600
Duke Normandin <sidney.reilley.ii at> wrote:

> I want to install both FreeBSD and a Linux distro on an ASUS laptop
> that I just upgraded with a 1T HDD.
> I'm not sure how to proceed for a 50-50 split the HDD storage.
> 2 equal Primary partitions? First one gets Freebsd; the 2nd left unused
> until I install a Linux distro?

	You can make any split you like, and leaving a partition marked
unused is perfectly fine.

	I will second the suggestion to use GPT partitioning instead of the
old MBR partitioning which is generally considered obsolete because of its

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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