installing freebsd on windows
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Mar 25 07:19:05 PDT 2009
On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 09:12:39PM -0400, Harold Hartley wrote:
> I am wondering if the freebsd team has ever thought of making freebsd to
> install on windows like ubuntu does.
I don't know what Ubuntu does. But, you can install FreeBSD on a machine
that also runs MS-Win. The traditional way is to 'dual-boot' the machine.
But, you can also install some virtual machine software and run both
under that. You can also install wine and run MS-Win stuff on FreeBSD.
There are some limits to that I think, but people do it.
I run a dual (or triple) boot. It is documented in the handbook
and works just fine.
> I'm just a person that can't afford more than one computer cause I live
> in a nursing home and I would like to be able to use one computer to
> choose what I want to boot into, such as windows or unbuntu and maybe a
> freebsd choice.
> I don't always want to boot into windows, except for the 3 apps I have
> to use windows for.
Basically, that is what I do. Mostly I boot FreeBSD and use it for
my desktop. But, sometimes I need to use Photoshop which I have on
the MS-Win side and printing labels seems to work better with Word
than Openoffice, so I boot MS-Win for those.
> I do boot into ubuntu 90% of the time and enjoy it so much, but I have
> read about freebsd and researched it fully and I wish I could be able to
> run freebsd as with all the apps freebsd has to offer. I would love to
> be able to install freebsd under windows so I could choose freebsd to
> boot into when I want.
> I hope to hear from freebsd about my request, and by the way, I'm not a
> linux expert so I don't know everything about linux, but I'm always
> Harold Hartley
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