carpetsmoker at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 06:46:17 PST 2005
Dual-boot is always a bit of a risk to install, backup your important
I have good experiences with the GAG bootmanager, which can be
installed as a port sysutils/gag, and the website is
You can just create a boot floppy, and either save the config on the
floppy or the MBR, it simple and easy, unlike lilo or grub
On 04/12/05, martinko <martinkov at pobox.sk> wrote:
> Mr. Albritton wrote:
> > How viable is it to install FreeBSD along side WinXP? (Dual Boot) Also, can the BSD MBR be removed once it's installed? I've tried FIXMBR with the WinXP CD and it didn't work.... <sigh> Any suggestions?
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> you don't have to install fbsd's mbr at all. you could use win nt/xp
> boot manager. but fot that to work you would need to create a boot
> sector image to boot fbsd. i've achieved it with software called
> bootpart. or you can use grub.
> btw, my winxp stopped working after i tried to install 2nd installation
> of fbsd -- i had 5.4 and i installed 6.0. most unfortunately, fdisk
> shuffled partitions and my grub stopped working properly. i managed to
> fix it by hand (good old norton disk editor) and everything works fine
> but winxp -- i got a message saying something like it cannot load hal
> file or something. :-((
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