WinXP and FreeBSD configuration problems
andreas.kohn at gmx.net
Fri Aug 5 16:02:58 GMT 2005
On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 22:44 -0400, dmwassman at cox.net wrote:
> Hello all,
> OK it is now day three and I have given up. This will be a long
> one just to warn you now.
> First, I tried to install windows on the first 2G partition then
> tried to install freebsd as follows
> ad0s0 NTFS 2G #Windows Boot
> ad0s1 FreeBSD 2G #FreeBSD Boot/Swap
> ad0s3 FAT 20G #Windows
> ad0s4 FreeBSD 298G #FreeBSD
> Now when I finished installing WinXP I could boot with no problems
> but after installing FreeBSD, I get a BSOD when trying to boot WinXP.
> I looked thru google, FreeBSD, and Microsoft for a possible answer.
> No. Everyone seems to just put all of WinXP on the first partition
> and then FreeBSD or Linux. I think thats fine for a 20, 30 or even
> 80 GiB HD but I think there will be a performance issue with the
> boot and swap so deep on the HD.
I would say this is a Windows problem. Old Windows certainly had the
habit of only reading the partition table up to the first non-windows
Looks like WinXP still does the same.
But as your only reason for trying for days to get this to work is
a possible performance loss, you may perhaps want to try to measure this
loss and see if it warrants days of work against Windows.
<TalisA> was macht man eigentlich auf einer linux-gamer lan ? hl server
aufsetzen und freuen ? *duck* ^^
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