Dual Boot Windows 7 FreeBSd 8.3
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu May 24 13:01:23 UTC 2012
On Wed, 23 May 2012, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 07:32:06PM -0300, Mario Lobo wrote:
>> On Wednesday 23 May 2012 18:49:06 Jerry McAllister wrote:
>>> I have been searching through questions and forums for information
>>> on dual booting FreeBSD 8.3 on a machine with Windows 7 already on it.
>>> My problem is that the posts seem to go around in circles and be
>>> contradictory. I am not sure which to believe.
>>> My new machine has two disk drives. Windows 7 is on ad0 and I want
>>> to put FreeBSD 8.3 on ad1, leaving W7 as is. So, I don't even have
>>> to shrink a primary slice to do this.
>> Since each system is going to be on different physical drives, why don't you
>> make things easy for you and just use the BIOS boot menu to choose which
>> drive to boot from?
> That surely seems the hard way. Why interrupt the boot and go
> in to the BIOS every time when that is all provided for in the
> boot structure?
It depends on the system, but many have a boot menu that is less
intrusive than a multi-boot loader. F11 or F12 usually.
Otherwise, EasyBCD works.
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