Create a partition for OpenBSD in a multi-boot OS environment
Before you’re going to advise me against doing it, I did read the advisory in 4.9 of “Multibooting OpenBSD (amd64, i386)” of http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#Multibooting
I just want to learn and I hope you will indulge me
First, I have only one SSD of about 240 GB.
Second, I have Ubuntu OS installed on /dev/sda1 (I don’t know what it will be named on OpenBSD). sda1 contains all the /root, /home, /var/, /temp, /usr that Ubuntu will use. I didn’t create a swap partition as I’m using an SSD. Grub2 has been installed on the MBR.
Third, I wish to install OpenBSD (amd64, US keyboard) on /dev/sda2. Again sda2 will contain all the /root, /home, /var, /temp, /usr that OpenBSD needs. I don’t want to create a swap partition for OpenBSD OS. The reason is I’m using an SSD.
I met an obstacle during installation and I hope that you will help me out:
Use (W)hole disk or (E)dit the MBR? [whole] e You will now create a single MBR partition to contain your OpenBSD data. This partition must have an id of ‘A6’; must *NOT* overlap other partitions; and must be marked as the only active partition. Inside the fdisk command, the ‘manual’ command describes all the fdisk commands in detail. Disk: sd0 geometry: 29185/255/63 [468862128 sectors) Offset: 0 Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending LBA Info: #: id C H S - C H S [start : size] *0: 83 0 32 33 - 3647 67 4 [2048 : 58591232] Linux files* 1: 83 3647 67 5 - 9118 40 10 [58593280 : 87889920] Linux files* 2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [0 : 0 ] unused 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [0 : 0 ] unused Enter ‘help’ for information fdisk: 1>
I did consult the FAQs, ‘man’ pages and even typed in ‘help’ at the fdisk: 1> prompt before I posted this request for help. I couldn’t make sense of all the parameters and options available with fdisk.
All I wish to do is create a 45 GB partition on /dev/sda2 of my SSD for OpenBSD (all the system files, /home, /temp, /user).
Thanks in advance for your help in this.
Last edited by cravuhaw2C; 13th July 2014 at 09:21 AM.
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