FreeBSD beside WinXP

ogautherot at ogautherot at
Thu Nov 20 05:15:17 PST 2003

As far as I am concerned, I tend to have 1 partition for the system and a
separate one for user data - this way, you don't wipe everything out if
your system crashes. This saved my life a couple of times.

What do you need the 10GB FAT32 partition for? (I suspect the same purpose
but with respect to Windows...?!?)

Jud écrit:

> On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:59:29 +0800, <chael at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I read somewhere before that there were partition or boot problems after  
> > installing 5.1 beside winXP. Has anyone been able to do this  
> > successfully? Is there something not obvious that I need to set/tweak  
> > while during sysinstall? This partition has seen several versions of  
> > Mandrake and Redhat (Fedora is a flap, btw, IMO), and they all do it  
> > automatically as if assuming that users DO install their OS beside some  
> > Windows. But I have grown tired of the linux fad/hype and just wanna try  
> > my favorite server OS on it to see how it does too on the desktop. But  
> > at the same time, I need my XP very much.
> >
> > My 40G hardisk is currently partitioned like this..:  512MB Windows swap  
> > | 512MB Linux/Unix swap | 20G NTFS | 10G FAT32 | Rest = Linux/Unix
> >
> > Thanks in advance =)
> >
> > chael
> Everything should work just fine.  Read the FAQ at the FreeBSD web site re  
> dual booting with Win as well as extensive prior discussions in this list  
> with detailed advice.  (You can search for the latter at <URL:  
> Jud
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