reducing Windows Vista to install FreeBSD dual-boot

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed May 6 12:08:32 UTC 2009

El día Wednesday, May 06, 2009 a las 01:26:50PM +0300, Manolis Kiagias escribió:

> Sure, You can even reduce Vista's partition from Control Panel -> 
> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management.  Right 
> click on the partition and select to shrink. The amount that it will 
> allow you to shrink will vary (probably depends on the fragmentation) 
> but I guess you will be able to get 50G on a 200G disk.

I did so and was only allowed to shrink the partition to some 125 GByte.
I even moved before the swap to some other partition, reserved for of DELL
I re-booted and hoped that it let me now shrink the 125 even more, but no
luck. So, at the moment I only have around 100 GByte for FreeBSD free,
which is a lot, compared with other servers I have here. 

> Then install 
> FreeBSD as usual, but do not allow it to install any boot manager (it 
> will mess with Vista's BCD system). After installing, use EasyBCD (free 
> download) within Vista to add FreeBSD to the boot menu.

Thanks for the hint.

Matthias Apitz
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