luke at foolishgames.com
Thu Apr 29 12:15:30 PDT 2004
XP has a feature on the CD to fix the NT boot loader in the repair
options. I'd recommend you run that to restore your windows install
provided you did not overwrite it during the FreeBSD installation.
Here's what I would recommend. Use a program like partition magic to
resize the windows partition (make it smaller). Then install freebsd
on the second half of the drive. You can use your second hard drive to
store windows or freebsd data if you need more room.
People post constantly that they have trouble with two drives. Its a
bad idea to install an OS on a second drive. Many OSes don't even
support it on PCs. Dual boot 2 OSes on the same drive and use
additional hard drives for addtional storage.
I used to do this:
Other OS (BSD or Linux)
Media drive. All my downloads, mp3s, video files, etc go here
This also protects your important data
from OSes failing.
(you can even disconnect it during
installs for extra safety)
Then its easier to backup your data too. Its all on one drive. Just
burn the contents
on cd or dvd periodically.
My new setup is to use an external firewire drive for my media files
which i can also plugin to my ibook. Since its fat32, i can read it in
almost any operating system.
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