installing linux after freebsd (multi-boot)

jery rihaz.jerrin at
Sun Dec 30 11:54:29 PST 2007

???? wrote:
> 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, ???? <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.
>> HTH
>> Christian
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Install/upgrade rhel5 on the rhel4 partition. i have done that and i 
never had to format FreeBsd partition for a
fresh linux installation. i am running Debian Gnu/Linux,rhel5,and 
FreeBSD on the same hard disk,i have installed rhel5 many time's without 
formatting Freebsd partition.


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