ok the problem was that Free BSD installer,did not
detect the logocal drive I had alloted for it.
The FDISK utility that is packed along with the
installation fails to do recognize the free space
present in a extended partition a.k.a the logical
So, I had to google for a day for a utility that
extracts the free space from the extended partition
and puts it out as a different partition.
Finally gave in and installed PartitionMAgic 8 which
solved the problem.
Also another problem was that Free BSD doe not display
the size of the ports/packages that are installed.
This leads to a state of risk, where people who have
allotted less disk space cant make up their mind about
what packages to install.
Also it does not check whether the size of all the
packages will fit into the alloted partition.
Finally though, I'm happy, got a stable UNIX OS on my
system and its great fun learning it.
so you see, Anaconda is not bad after all..
--- Suresh Ramasubramanian <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
70uf33q Hu5541n wrote:
Any Installation process has itsdrawbacks.Recently
made a "trip to hell and back" when I tried toinstall
.. and what problem did you have?
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