Questions on first-time installation
jan.grant at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Nov 8 08:42:40 UTC 2006
On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Bob Schwartz wrote:
> ... at least as it is desribed in the DELL
> docs and bios...
Be really careful. The windows boot loader should be able to boot a
freebsd install for you. Dell usually ship their machines with a small
partition at the front of the drive (at least, they did last time I
received one). That partition is at an odd offset and didn't agree with
the FBSD partition editor: I found this out the hard way. Things may
have changed since then; I usually nuke the dell partition anyway.
PS. I should say that my bad experience with the partition editor is a
few years old; I've not tried again recently with new Dell kit.
jan grant, ISYS, University of Bristol. http://www.bris.ac.uk/
Tel +44 (0)117 3317661 http://ioctl.org/jan/
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