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Re: bad magic on boot attempt
On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 12:29:51PM -0800, rob wrote:
> Well, here it is. I think I know the answer already, I can't
> have Openbsd / so far out on the disk. So I think I am screwed.
> Maybe I could shrink Win2k by 200M and put / right after it.
> Here is the fdisk output:
Most Unices are quite happy with /'s of ~100 Mbytes. Put small /
partitions for them at the start of the drive, then your evil
nasty smelly puking operating system next, and then the rest of
your Unix partitions.
Doing this without running out of partitions might be a challenge,
but OpenBSD (and I'm nearly certain FreeBSD) can be forced to put
their slices at arbitrary locations on the disk.
Or...why not just get another hard drive (or more)? Use the BIOS
to control which one to boot off of (no boot manager confustion)
and no extra headaches for partitioning. Disks are cheap these
days. I bet you'd have no trouble finding a 2 Gbyte disk in the
nearest $5 bin.
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