lars at gmx.at
Fri Jul 15 20:00:42 GMT 2005
George Ruch wrote:
> Q1: I have two drives, laid out as follows:
> Drive 1
> /ad0a WinXP, NTFS, 16.06GB, primary
> /ad0e data, NTFS, 12.58GB, extended
> Drive 2
> /ad1a currently empty, 14.36GB, primary
> (installation target)
> /ad1e /ad0 backup, NTFS, 14.27GB, extended
> I'd like to use XP's NTLDR to manage the dual boot process. I've seen
> the following trick for Linux ( www.redhat.com/advice/tips/dualboot.html):
> - Boot into Linux, copy the first sector of the boot partition as follows:
> dd if=/dev/hdb of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
> - Move bootsect.lnx to WinXP root (C:\), and add the following line to
> Does this approach work with FreeBSD? Logic says it should, given the
> similarities, but when has logic applied consistently to computers?
I can't say anything about it, never done it, check google.
> Q2: Failing that, does anyone out there have any experience with
> PowerQuest's (now Symantec) BootMagic boot manager (p/o Partition Magic
> 8.0) and FreeBSD? The documentation indicated that it will recognize
> Linux partitions, but says nothing about FreeBSD.
Why not use FreeBSD's boot manager?
It's spartan and displays ???? for Windows but works without fault.
Otherwise gag.sourceforge.net is very recommendable and looks better too.
> Q3: Partitioning
> Yes, I know you've seen several million questions on partitioning
> schemes. I've read up on it, and I'd like to get some feedback on this
> plan. All slices would be p/o ad1a, which has approx. 14,704MB free.
> / 128M
> /usr 8192M
> /home 3312M
> /var 1024M
> /tmp 1024M
> swap 1024M (4 x physical)
That setup looks pretty alright imho.
I'd go for this here instead:
More for /usr,
less for swap,
/usr same or more
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