freebsd on 2nd drive?
chris at sigd.net
Wed Dec 29 14:41:18 PST 2004
Someone broke the silence:
> I know this has been asked already, but it's a slightly different
> problem. Let me explain my situation first: I'm 14 years old without
> my own PC. I can't let the FreeBSD bootloader install on the first
> drive (Windows XP), because my family is kinda...how should I put
> it...n00bish. They would completely freak out at the sight of turning
> on the computer and not seeing the XP startup screen.
> I'm planning on installing FreeBSD 5.2.1 on the second hard drive in
> this computer. I've read over the installation guide and don't see
> anything useful about the bootloader being on the non-first drive. My
> question is: can I install the FreeBSD bootloader on the second hard
> drive and use something like GAG on a floppy to boot it?
I just use the BIOS to change back and forth with the hard drives. Just have to go into the habit of switching back to the first hard drive after a shutdown or reboot for your family.
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