Dual Booting XP Home and FreeBSD 4.7 Release

Joshua Lokken joshualokken at attbi.com
Thu Apr 10 17:42:52 PDT 2003

* Lucas Holt (luke at foolishgames.com) wrote:
==> What is the best approach to dual booting XP Home and FreeBSD?  
==> Specifically I want to know what to do about the boot manager?  I don't 
==> want to damage Windows XP in the process.
==> My system currently has Windows XP Home edition on a 30 gig partition 
==> and another 9 gigs or so free at the end.
==> I have read some newsgroups, but some people are saying that its not a 
==> good idea to use the nt boot loader.
==> Lucas Holt
==> Luke at FoolishGames.com

Hi Luke

I would go ahead and [back up your data and] install FreeBSD.  I'm 
assuming you want to stick it on the 9GB free space?  No problem,
just install the FreeBSD boot loader when sysinstall asks you--it'll
boot 'em both, although you may get a display something like:

F1 FreeBSD
F2 ???

F2 in this case will be WinXP.



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