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Old 20th May 2008
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Hello,
I'm actually doing a install and I don't know what should I do know. First i must say what I want to do I have on my computer partitions like that (i heve checkd it on my Debian fdisk -l)
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# Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
# 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
# Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
# Disk identifier: 0x9a889a88
#  
#   Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System
# /dev/hda1  *          1        1305    10482381    7  HPFS/NTFS //here is XP
# /dev/hda2            1306      14593  106735860    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA) // i don't have bloody idea what is here
# /dev/hda5            1306        8347    56564833+  7  HPFS/NTFS//media
# /dev/hda6            8348      10905    20547103+  b  W95 FAT32//media
# /dev/hda7          10906      11032    1020096  82  Linux swap / Solaris
# /dev/hda8          12506      14593    16771828+  83  Linux//here i want to have FreeBSD
# /dev/hda9          11033      12505    11831841  83  Linux//My debian:D
#  
# Partition table entries are not in disk order
And I don't know what to choose at that moment of installation.
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Sorry for quality of photos but i did this photos only for that to showy U on which stage of installing I get stuckI know if i choose A i will use all disc but i want to see all my partitions which are on that disc.(I have only one) I'm reading handbook but I can't still find it so if anyone can help thx I'm aware of that it is a very stupid problem how to solve it. And i must do it with BSD installer cause i must change from logical to primary that partition and if i choose format of BSD for it this will do automatically?
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i am afraid its not going to be easy.

you have 1 primary part. with windows on it and a 100GB extended partition.
there is no free space on your disk to create a freebsd slice.

the only option you have (without losing data) is to resize the extended partition.
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I can do a backup of my data on Debian and my media files cause I have 80 GB disc on USB and it won't ba a problem form me so if I want to do a partiton for FreeBSD of which partitions i must do backup? and I can do it on windows for e.g with Partition Magic?
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I would back up everything that you can, you never know if a simple typo wheile installing the system will bit you in the rear later. As far as partitioning in windows, you should be able to create an unformated partition using partition magic and select that one in the install.
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So if I want to do a new partition for FreeBSd i must first delete one of those which I have actually or what should I do? I suppose is it simple but I'm doing first time operations like that on my hard drive and I', bagging U for indulgence...
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I can do a backup of my data on Debian and my media files cause I have 80 GB disc on USB and it won't ba a problem form me so if I want to do a partiton for FreeBSD of which partitions i must do backup? and I can do it on windows for e.g with Partition Magic?
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your extended partition (hda2) contains logical partitions hda5 upto hda9. Now, its not possible to install fbsd on a logical partition so you will have to somehow reduce the size of the extended partition itself (ofcourse, this would automatically require that some of the logical partitions are resized). you can use partition magic for this purpose.

after resizing your partition layout should look like:

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hda
  hda1
  <free space for freebsd / hda2>
  hda3
      hda5
      hda6
      hda7
      hda8
      hda9
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So for e.g I can delete hda8 and add this free MB to the hda2 than I must make it unformatted , and then I can start install FreeBSD and at that window(in first post I have mention about this window) this new partition will be seen? BTW how big should be partition for FreeBSD?(for aps only cause for media I have separated partitions
Artur

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So it is bad idea?

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you can either delete or resize any of the logical partitions to create free space.
this will then allow you to resize the extended partition (which btw is just a container for the logical partitions).

its easy to do this with partition magic - all you need to do is move the appropriate graphical sliders. just make sure that you end up with free space (say 5-8 GB) for fbsd before the extended partition.

also, don't forget to take a backup.

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Ok I have done it but know I have problems with drive. I have create one new primary partition.( i have deleted hda8) And I want to install linux on this partition hda8. But i couldn't because it is problem to write any files on that drive. It is the same problem with the new primary partition. I cannot install on it linux too. I have retype those disk in ntfs and checked wit:
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chkdsk c: /f
and everything is ok but I cannot still install anything on those partitions. What have I done bad and how I can fix it?
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Latorion

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Ok I know what I have done wrong but to fix it I will need gparted but I cannot boot anythink. I cannot boot Debian, FreeBSD and gparted. I have in bios done that CD is first boot sector. maybe sb know what is going on/

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