FreeBSD beside WinXP
kstewart at owt.com
Thu Nov 20 13:31:28 PST 2003
On Thursday 20 November 2003 05:14 am, ogautherot at freesurf.fr wrote:
> As far as I am concerned, I tend to have 1 partition for the system and a
> separate one for user data - this way, you don't wipe everything out if
> your system crashes. This saved my life a couple of times.
> What do you need the 10GB FAT32 partition for? (I suspect the same purpose
> but with respect to Windows...?!?)
If you want to pass large files, you need something you can write to from
FreeBSD. You can read but not write to NTFS. I have a number of mutli-boot
machines and I almost always have that much in one partition that is FAT32.
FWIW, all of my multi-boot XP/FreeBSD have the main FreeBSD slice on the
primary master. You can add /boot/boot0 to your c-drive and boot.ini and 5.x
or 4.x boots like a charm using ntldr. My c-drive only contains data and does
not contain an OS.
> Jud écrit:
> > On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:59:29 +0800, <chael at southgate.ph.inter.net> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I read somewhere before that there were partition or boot problems
> > > after installing 5.1 beside winXP. Has anyone been able to do this
> > > successfully? Is there something not obvious that I need to set/tweak
> > > while during sysinstall? This partition has seen several versions of
> > > Mandrake and Redhat (Fedora is a flap, btw, IMO), and they all do it
> > > automatically as if assuming that users DO install their OS beside some
> > > Windows. But I have grown tired of the linux fad/hype and just wanna
> > > try my favorite server OS on it to see how it does too on the desktop.
> > > But at the same time, I need my XP very much.
> > >
> > > My 40G hardisk is currently partitioned like this..: 512MB Windows
> > > swap
> > >
> > > | 512MB Linux/Unix swap | 20G NTFS | 10G FAT32 | Rest = Linux/Unix
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance =)
> > >
> > > chael
> > Everything should work just fine. Read the FAQ at the FreeBSD web site
> > re dual booting with Win as well as extensive prior discussions in this
> > list with detailed advice. (You can search for the latter at <URL:
> > http://freebsd.rambler.ru/>.)
> > Jud
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