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Old 28th October 2008
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Originally Posted by php111 View Post
I have included an attachment with Disk Management. Will someone if not you, please take a look at it?
The screenshot provided doesn't quite provide what I hoped. It appears that you or someone else has renamed what typically would be the D: to H:. As for determining what type of partition (primary or extended...) in which your C: & H: drives reside, the Status column at the top should provide this information. Left-click on the right-hand edge delineating the column header & drag to the right. This should expand the column's width such that you can read all the information in that column. What you are hoping to find is which partitions are primary and/or extended partitions.
Should I or not get rid of H:?
It appears that all the space available on the one disk has been allocated between C: & H:. Since I don't recall that Windows XP had an integrated utility for nondestructively resizing partitions as Vista does, right-click on your C: or H: drives to see if the local menu which is then displayed shows options for shrinking the partition. If it doesn't, you have two options:
  • Use one of the utilities mentioned earlier by jggimi to resize your existing partitions.
  • Reinstall Windows XP allowing for one free primary partition of sufficient space for OpenBSD.
Also, about NTFS. Are there anyway to configure it?
From the screenshot provided, you already using NTFS on both C: & H:.

Section 14.16 of the FAQ minimally discusses other filesystems supported by OpenBSD:

Section 5 of the FAQ discusses rebuilding the system:

Basically, one needs to uncomment "option NTFS" within /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/conf/GENERIC followed by recompiling the kernel. Unless you are already familiar with building large software products, I would not recommend that you undertake enabling NTFS as your first project with OpenBSD.
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