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I have a spare partition of 100G avaible where I want to test OpenBSD.
Can anyone give me a good partition scheme for the partition.

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If you're just looking to test, OpenBSD offers default partitions and sizes during installation. Go with those first, then see what tweaks you would like to make after testing for a while.
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I have a spare partition of 100G avaible where I want to test OpenBSD.
Can anyone give me a good partition scheme for the partition.
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I assume from your question that the entire system is going to be installed onto this 10G drive, & this disk isn't going to be shared as in a multibooted fashion. If it is, let us know.

The script ran when OpenBSD is installed will automatically suggest partition sizes, but you will also be given the option of performing a custom installation where you can choose the partition sizing yourself. In either event, it would be wise to familiarize yourself with the material found in Section 4.5.3 & Section 4.6.4 of the official FAQ. These sections discuss what partitions are typically configured, & sizes as well.
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It is shared in a multiboot with Win on the same disk.
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Yes, we understand that.

Everyone's needs are different, as everyone's uses are different. If you are unable to anticipate your needs, start with the defaults that are provided on your first installation. Once you have begun using the OS, you will discover that some partitions may be too small, others, too big.
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Thanks for the reply.
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It is shared in a multiboot with Win on the same disk.
You will want/need to familiarize yourself with Section 4 before installing.
  • Because this disk is being shared with other operating systems, you will not want to overwrite the MBR already established by Windows. Section 4.5.3 discusses where the installation script initializes the disk. You will not want to specify the entire disk when prompted with the following question:
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    Use (W)hole disk or (E)dit the MBR? [whole] _
    ...since selecting "w" or pressing Enter (since this is the default selection...) to this question will overwrite the MBR.
  • When in the fdisk(8) portion of the installation, the single MBR partition being used for OpenBSD will be converted to type "A6".
  • Lastly, because this will be a multiple-booted environment, you will need to think about what boot manager you will want to use. Section 4.9 provides addition information at to choices, especially if you want to use Windows' boot manager.
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For multibooting I will use EasyBCD because I use it now for multibooting Win7 FreeBSD
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