Windows XP & Partition Magic

Manuel Burki mburki at
Thu Apr 7 01:16:09 PDT 2005

> Can FreeBSD be installed if I use Partition Magic.  I am currently running on
> Windows XP environment.  (That is the only primary partition) ..If  so how..I 
> keep getting error messages "Could not find Primary Descriptor"..when installing
> FreeBSD from CD. Am I partitioning wrong, or is XP not compatable?

If you're going to run FreeBSD you don't need Windows XP anymore. So the
CD installation is quite easy. Just boot from the CD, delete all paritions and choose
"use entire disk".

Besides that, the install procedure is quite well explained in the documentations.


Manuel Burki

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