Dual boot WinXP and FreeBSD 5.3

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 19:14:52 PST 2004

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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Tom Connolly
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 5:14
> To: FreeBSD_Questions
> Subject: Dual boot WinXP and FreeBSD 5.3
> Hello list.  I wish to put FreeBSD 5.3 on a new hard drive and have it
> dual boot with the existing Windows XP system (separate HD).  Can I just
> simply go through the FreeBSD install and have it install the FreeBSD
> boot manager/loader on the XP drive?  I can't risk doing any damage to
> the XP system as it has a thermal analyzer program on it that won't run
> on FreeBSD (otherwise I would have no use for XP at all).  I would like
> to know if there are any "gotchas" or anything that could be a problem.
> I would really like to hear comments from anyone who has set up such a
> system.
> Thanks in advance,
> Tom
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Yes go ahead and install the BSD boot loader on the XP drive. It will work
fine. BTW I haven't come across many "Sorry does not work under FreeBSD"
messages. Could you tell us something about that thermal monitor? I think
there must be some compatible port.


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Subhro Sankha Kar
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