Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Thu May 26 00:46:02 UTC 2011

Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 07:45:38PM +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > Hi Ramu cc questions@
> > 
> > > > I have to make CRUX and FREE BSD dual boot. Is that possible? how can i do
> > > > that?? I have CRUX installed before. 
> > 
> > I wrote some notes here:
> >
> > Hope it may help you & or similar enquirers.
> > 
> > I dont see anything about this in the handbook, 
> > 	(that is, shrinking the other OS before installing BSD)
> > although the topic doesnt strictly belong to FreeBSD, 
> > it would help converts if we had something added I think.
> > Corrections/ Additions etc welcome.
> The reason for shrinking it is to make room for the additional OS (FreeBSD).

I assumed the original poster had allocated all space to the
other Crux OS.  In case that might not be true for someone, some
time, I added a para. near top of page:

	If Fdisk shows you have enough unused space on your boot
	disk to install a BSD partition, do it, no need to read
	more of this page.  If you don't have enough space, read on.

> If you plan to use an additional disk or if you left room untouched on
> the existing disk, you can use that and not do any shrinking.  I never
> played with CRUX and so I don't know how standard it is when handling
> disk and/or booting, but have posted many a long tome on how to do all
> of this.    You might try looking in the archives - probably at least
> a couple of years ago was the last one.   Look for phrases like
> dual boot.
> ////jerry

I added
	One can <a
	or <a href=>
	Browse </A> for "Dual Boot" etc, in questions at
	archive.  , eg  a <a

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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