Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Jun 12 03:53:56 UTC 2012

On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:36:00 -0600, Arlen McIntyre wrote:
> How can I get FreeBSD on
> my other partition and have a dual OS system without the boot installation?

Qustion part one:

Prepare a USB stick with the FreeBSD "memstick edition".
You'll find instructions on how to do that on the FreeBSD
website, as well as the installation media.

Preparation: Make sure you have _free_ disk space. This
means: Do not create any DOS partitions, just leave it
"empty" and let the installer perform the required tasks
of partitioning and formatting.

Question part two:

Install the FreeBSD boot manager (which is one of the first
steps during the installation process). You can then select
at system startup which OS to boot into.

>    I cannot afford to buy FreeBSD.

I'm sorry to hear that, but it won't be a problem. You won't go
to jail, don't be frightened. Just install it. It's free. :-)

No really: FreeBSD _is_ free to download and to use. You don't
need to buy it (even though you _may_ do so; refer to the FreeBSD
website for details).

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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