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Old 12-05-2005
How to install FreeBSD without loosing my data? Please reply!

hi. I am newbie in Unix. I wanted to install Free BSD 5.2.1 to my computer which winXp was already installed. But i couldn't.
I chose Standard. Then it said you are going to use dos style fdisk partitioning. Then a window displayed begining like this.
WARNING: A geometry of 155127/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect...
I have one hard disk(80GB) with 3 partition(20,15,45). First for windows second for Unix which is empty and third for data. I want to install FreeBSD to second partition but i don't know how to do it. Below shown some info from that screen.

....Size(ST).........Name............PType.......................DESC
...........63..............-................12........................unused
..41945652.........ad0s1.............. 4...............NTFS/HPFS/QNX
114398865.........ad0s2...............4.............Extended Dos/LBA
.......23436.............- ................12...................... unused

If I choose all disk space to install FreeBSD i will loose my data. I can't see second and third partition of my hard disk instead ad0s2 which is combination of second and third partition of my hard disk. If i choose ad0s2 will I loose my 3 rd partition?Please help me. I want to install Free BSD to second partition without loosing my data.

thanks in advance shamil from az.

Last edited by sualcavab; 12-08-2005 at 12:39 PM..
 
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install(1M)						  System Administration Commands					       install(1M)

NAME
install - install commands SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/install -c dira [-m mode] [-u user] [-g group] [-o] [-s] file /usr/sbin/install -f dirb [-m mode] [-u user] [-g group] [-o] [-s] file /usr/sbin/install -n dirc [-m mode] [-u user] [-g group] [-o] [-s] file /usr/sbin/install -d | -i [-m mode] [-u user] [-g group] [-o] [-s] dirx... /usr/sbin/install [-m mode] [-u user] [-g group] [-o] [-s] file [dirx]... DESCRIPTION
install is most commonly used in ``makefiles'' (see make(1S)) to install a file in specific locations, or to create directories within a file system. Each file is installed by copying it into the appropriate directory. install uses no special privileges to copy files from one place to another. The implications of this are: o You must have permission to read the files to be installed. o You must have permission to copy into the destination directory. o You must have permission to change the modes on the final copy of the file if you want to use the -m option. o You must be super-user if you want to specify the ownership of the installed file with the -u or -g options. If you are not the super-user, the installed file is owned by you, regardless of who owns the original. Note that if the ROOT environment variable is set, each of the default directory paths are prefixed by its value (for example, $ROOT/bin and so on). install prints messages telling the user exactly what files it is replacing or creating and where they are going. If no options or directories (dirx ...) are given, install searches a set of default directories ( /bin, /usr/bin, /etc, /lib, and /usr/lib, in that order) for a file with the same name as file. When the first occurrence is found, install issues a message saying that it is overwriting that file with file, and proceeds to do so. If the file is not found, the program states this and exits. If one or more directories (dirx ...) are specified after file, those directories are searched before the default directories. This version of install (/usr/sbin/install) is not compatible with the install binaries in many versions of Unix other than Solaris. For a higher degree of compatibility with other Unix versions, use /usr/ucb/install, which is described in the install(1B) man page. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -c dira Install file in the directory specified by dira, if file does not yet exist. If it is found, install issues a message saying that the file already exists, and exits without overwriting it. -f dirb Force file to be installed in given directory, even if the file already exists. If the file being installed does not already exist, the mode and owner of the new file is set to 755 and bin , respectively. If the file already exists, the mode and owner is that of the already existing file. -n dirc If file is not found in any of the searched directories, it is put in the directory specified in dirc. The mode and owner of the new file is set to 755 and bin, respectively. -d Create a directory. Missing parent directories are created as required as in mkdir -p. If the directory already exists, the owner, group and mode is set to the values given on the command line. -i Ignore default directory list, searching only through the given directories (dirx ...). -m mode The mode of the new file is set to mode. Set to 0755 by default. -u user The owner of the new file is set to user. Only available to the super-user. Set to bin by default. -g group The group id of the new file is set to group. Only available to the super-user. Set to bin by default. -o If file is found, save the ``found'' file by copying it to OLDfile in the directory in which it was found. This option is use- ful when installing a frequently used file such as /bin/sh or /lib/saf/ttymon, where the existing file cannot be removed. -s Suppress printing of messages other than error messages. USAGE
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of install when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
chgrp(1), chmod(1), chown(1), cp(1), install(1B), make(1S), mkdir(1), attributes(5), largefile(5) SunOS 5.11 3 Nov 2005 install(1M)

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