installing freebsd on windows

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Mar 25 08:03:09 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:22:31PM +0530, Mehul Ved wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote:
> > I don't know what Ubuntu does.
> What ubuntu does is
> 1) Install ubuntu as a windows program
> 2) Run the ubuntu installer as any other win32 installer
> 3) Ubuntu is installed on a clean NTFS partition
> 4) Use windows bootloader
> So, you install and uninstall ubuntu from within windows. But, to
> switch between windows and ubuntu you have to reboot.
> This is what I have gathered from other people. I haven't used it
> myself. Probably the wubi[1] page would have more information on this.
> 1.

Thanks for the explanation.

I would rather have FreeBSD installed on a good UFS2 slice than
an NTFS partition.   I would much rather have it cleanly separate
from MS-Win - not even booting it.    I don't want my FreeBSD system
dragged down by MS baggage.


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