ZFS Dual boot ubuntu with freebsd

kxyd

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Hi,

I recently installed FreeBSD in my computer from the scratch, the whole was formatted from the installer with no stripes and no redundancy.

Is there a way to create a partition, lets say 40-50 gigs, and install linux there as well?

Thanks in advance!
 

Emrion

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Normally, the installer takes the whole disk. And, if it is possible to grow up a UFS or ZFS partition, I never found the means to shrink them. You should post the result of gpart show.
 
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kxyd

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Hi,

Here is the gpart show for me:

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=>       40  468862048  nvd0  GPT  (224G)
         40     409600     1  efi  (200M)
     409640       2008        - free -  (1.0M)
     411648  468449280     2  freebsd-zfs  (223G)
  468860928       1160        - free -  (580K)
 

Emrion

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So, you can't make room for ubuntu. You have to reinstall FreeBSD and make partitions manually during installation. The sames you listed, but with a freebsd-zfs partition of a lesser size.
 

Speedy

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I'm not saying anything is wrong with dual boot, however, I strongly prefer virtual machines instead if another OS is needed.
 

Emrion

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I'm not saying anything is wrong with dual boot, however, I strongly prefer virtual machines instead if another OS is needed.
I totally agree with this. That wasn't the question, but maybe it can give some ideas to the OP.
 
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