Dual boot WinXP and FreeBSD 5.3

tethys ocean tethys.ocean at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 08:11:04 PST 2004


On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 16:44:28 -0700, Tom Connolly <tomc at cqg.com> wrote:
> 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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