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Re: making room for aboot on sarge inst

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 01:46:15PM -0400, Andrew Diller wrote:
> Now, manually partitioning seems to be almost impossible, unless I'm 
> overcomplicating it.

> Note: I have many years of Tru64 4.x and 5.x and linux manually 
> partitioning of disklabels, I know the bsd and bios differences etc. 
> etc. Also disklabel=partition table

> This XP100 has a compaq scsi disk, so it's using a bsd disklabel. I 
> don't know if ide drives on these use a dos type bios partition 
> table....

The choice of partition table type only affects whether the disk can be
booted from SRM.

> Specifying a manual edit only allows you to set the Size, not the 
> starting and ending blocks-- so how do I know where sarge is leaving 
> the empty space-- at the beginning (good) or end (bad)?

If you delete the first partition on the disk and re-add it, you should
get the choice of whether to add it at the beginning or end of the disk.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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