Quick Install Question

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Tue Dec 27 11:19:24 PST 2005

On Tuesday, December 27, 2005 1:42:54 PM
"Andrew L. Gould" <algould at datawok.com>
Subject: Re: Quick Install Question
Wrote these words of wisdom:

> > 
> Is the WinXP partition in the same computer that is running FreeBSD? Or
> is the NTFS partition a shared directory on a separate WinXP computer?
> (I was not aware that Samba could be used to read NTFS partitions
> residing on a FreeBSD computer.)
> The original poster wishes to dual boot WinXP and FreeBSD on the same
> computer.
> Andrew Gould

On 10/11/2005 5:29:42 PM, Gerard Replied:

Actually, there are three computers. One is running FreeBSD 5.4 and the
other two have WinXP Pro installed. I networked all three together. The
WinXP systems are using the NTFS format. Samba can read and write to
both of the WinXP machines without any problems.

I really do not know if this is germane to a dual boot system however.
It probably is not since WinXP would not actually be running when
FreeBSD was in this type of configuration.

Fat32 is really a poor file system when compared to NTFS. It is too bad
that he is unable to get a second machine and use FreeBSD on it instead
of dual booting.

Just my 2¢.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at seibercom.net

	famous programmer quotation: "you'veprobable made a mistake"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list