installing linux after freebsd (multi-boot)

अनुज anujhere at
Sun Dec 30 09:33:25 PST 2007

I want to install rhel5 on same hard disk. Freebsd6.2 slice is on
primary partition , second OS is Fedora 7, 3rd is rhel4 (want to fresh
install rhel5 over rhel4) .
I can see freebsd mentioned in my rhel partitioning section, most
likely linux does not have support for freebsd slice.
Last time too I had do format my FreeBSD just for RHEL4/Fedora, and I
dont want to format FreeBSD just to install linux. Is there some
method to avoid formatting FreeBSD every time I fresh install linux? I
have two disks , second disk I use for saving data.

Thanks and Regards
Anuj Singh "anugunj".

On Dec 30, 2007 10:19 PM, Christian Walther <cptsalek at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> On 30/12/2007, अनुज <anujhere at> wrote:
> > Hello ,
> > I have freebsd6.2 installed with Fedora core 7 and rhe4.
> > I am installing rhel5 , when linux installation process starts I get an
> > error of /dev/hdc1 busy , can not report to kernel about partition
> > layout. In the past I installed linux then FreeBSD.
> > Is there some method that rhel5 installation can skip /dev/hdc1
> > (freebsd slice) ? saving my freebsd installation
> Do you want to install rhel5 on a different disk than your FreeBSD
> installation is located on? In this case I would just remove the disk
> (unplug the cable) during the installation.
> Christian

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