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How do I tell which partitions I'm using?? I have several Linux OS's on my drive and I want to change Xandos to BSD, It's (Xandr) on dev/hdd7(/) and /hdd8(/home) ...
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    Linux partitions to BSD


    How do I tell which partitions I'm using?? I have several Linux OS's on my drive and I want to change Xandos to BSD, It's (Xandr) on dev/hdd7(/) and /hdd8(/home) But I couldn't see anything remotely like that when I was trying to install BSD. So how do I equate the linux parts. 7&8 for my BSD install? TIA, Logan

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    BSD uses slices and partitions.. partitions are divisions of slices, which are divisions of your disk.. so the first partition of the first hdd in BSD is:
    /dev/ad0s1a <- ad0==first hdd s1==first slice a==first partition

    ad0 is for IDE/ATAPI devices..
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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