Installing FreeBSD with Windows XP

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Jan 16 15:06:12 PST 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:19:00PM +0000, Chris Whitehouse wrote:

> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 01:05:42PM -0800, tsai wrote:
> >
> >>Jerry,
> >>
> >>You read my mind.  That was going to be my next question; how to get 
> >>around
> >>the proprietary recovery section HP installed from the start.  You hit the
> >>nail on the head!  I will try this soon.
> >
> >Yup.   Basically, you just ignore it, leave it alone - anyway as long 
> >as MS-SP isn't bothered by it.
> >
> >////jerry
> I have a HP laptop which came with a recovery partition. I don't have 
> windows on the laptop now but I used to and:
> a) somewhere there is a utility to make recovery dvds which do the same 
> job so you can remove the recovery partition.
> b) there is a HP backup and recovery utility - you might have to install 
> it from the HP software. There is an option to remove the recovery 
> partition with it.

Sure, you can nuke the vendor maintenance slice if you want to and get
rid of the MS stuff as well at the same time.   But, the OP seemed to
want to keep those and add FreeBSD to the system.


> The dvd creation utility might be part of the back and recovery 
> partition. I've used the recovery dvd's 2 or 3 times, they work fine, 
> including recreating the recovery partition.
> Sorry i can't give you more exact details, HTH.
> Chris
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