dualboot, first fbsd, then xp

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Tue Jun 17 00:59:34 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 09:01:09PM -0400, Jud wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 01:53:54 +0200, Alex de Kruijff 
> <freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl> wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:15:05PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> [snip]
> >>Hmmm... It's a long time since I had any dealings with a Microsoft OS,
> >>but I seem to remember that they always preferred to go in the first
> >>partition (slice, in FreeBSD parlance) on the drive.  Dunno if that's
> >>still true.
> >>
> >
> >That goes for most OS out there. If the boot record are at a certain ... 
> >(fill in the rigth unity and value) then the system simply don't
> >startup. FreeBSD has some filesystems that you wanna have a the front
> >of the disk because of the performance. I recond the best thing to do is 
> >create tree or four partions. Two for FreeBSD and one or two for XP.
> >
> >The first partions holds / (128M) , the swap (2x mem, of 1x mem if you 
> >got two disks) and /var (256M). The secord partion hold the XP fs. The 
> >thirth hold the rest of FreeBSD fs and the fourth old more for XP if you 
> >are likly to experiance problems. (aka have the second partion in the 
> >dainger zone)
> >
> >Alex
> Windows 2000 seems to want to be installed in the first primary partition 
> unless one's dual-booting with Win98, in which case Win2K makes an extended 
> partition on the disk for both Wins, then a logical partition in which to 
> install itself, in spite of the user's (or at any rate, my) best attempts 
> to have it otherwise.  Whether WinXP is similar I wouldn't know, but why 
> try anything else (than installing to the first slice/partition) other than 
> for the sake of experimentation?
> Re what Alex suggests, it sounds like you have your FreeBSD setup already 
> done, so I'll just note his preferences are different enough than others 
> I've seen suggested here that (1) Googling this mailing list and (2) 
> reading a few modern references (e.g., the Handbook and the new 4th edition 
> of Greg Lehey's "The Complete FreeBSD" - I'm sure there are other good 
> sources as well) will provide varying and possibly beneficial perspectives 
> for anyone who *is* setting up a FreeBSD system.  Hmm - "danger zone"?
> Jud

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