View Full Version : BSD Help, Slices and Partitions

April 21st, 2009, 02:25 AM
I am trying out FreeBSD on my home server. Very ... Interesting, one question I have is about partitioning and slicing and the bootloader.

First, what is the differance between a slice and a partition?
Whats with the FreeBSD filesystem, how does that rank?
Can I slice the disk into FreeBSD filesystems and then partition one to have swap?
Can I have a /boot partition, does BSD install its kernel their?
How likely am I, an experienced linux guy, to get FreeBSD to boot first try (and work)? And what do I do if it doesn't boot?

April 22nd, 2009, 02:07 AM
It is not exactly Ubuntu question but I think you will find this (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/) helpful.

P.S. If you really run Feisty it is time to upgrade to some supported version,because Feisty is not supported anymore.