Dual Boot 8.2 and Windows 7

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Fri Jun 24 23:49:14 UTC 2011

doug at safeport.com wrote:

> If FreeBSD can be installed in an extended partition,
> that would be a very useful howto.

_Installing_ it in an "extended partition" is easy enough.
geom(8) understands "extended partitions" (although sysinstall
does not, so you need to install using Fixit# as for other
non-sysinstall cases such as ZFS).

The problem is _booting_ it.  The code in i386/boot2 and
lib/libstand is written to find the / (or /boot) FS on a
BSD partition of an fdisk "primary partition" (aka slice),
or in a GPT partition, and would need additions to handle
fdisk "extended partitions".

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