Filesystem layout with sperated /boot partition

valentin_nils at valentin_nils at
Mon Apr 3 08:57:02 UTC 2006

Hi Andrew, Andreas and Eric,

Thanks for the replies. I am done for today ;-) (or so)

I learned again that sometimes it is important to know how to search ;-).
Oviously I followed the wrong hints in the first place.

Thanks for the many links and tips.
I am definitely save from now on.

I will give it another couple of installation sessions which should bring me
closer to my destination. ;-)

Thanks anybody for the help.

Best regards

Nils Valentin

Quoting Andrew Reitz <ajr9 at>:

> On Apr 2, 2006, at 11:16 PM, valentin_nils at wrote:
>> Hi Eric,
>> Thanks for the reply.  I have now a better understanding whats  
>> possible with
>> FreeBSD. One question (last one) which I could not find an answer  to in the
>> online manual is :
>> How would you do a Dual or multi OS boot machine f.e. with Windows  
>> on the first
>> disk, first slice, first partition and FreeBSD on another partition ?
>> Would I need a boot floppy or perhaps its not possible at all ?
> Hi Valentin,
> Dual booting FreeBSD along with other Operating Systems is definitely 
>  possible. And you're right, I couldn't find any reference to how 
> this  can be done in the Handbook either. :)
> Basically, it is my understanding that you will want to add a  
> dedicated FreeBSD partition to your disk, and configure the slices  
> within that partition as you have learned previously. In terms of how 
>  to boot, while you can use a floppy, there are many boot managers,  
> that once configured, are more convenient to use than floppies.
> I did a quick google, and found a guide that seems to cover this  
> topic in some depth:
> Good luck,
> 	-Andy Reitz.

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