Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Tue Jun 12 19:35:12 UTC 2012

On 12/06/2012 04:53, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.

If you have XP on the other partition you will need to install FreeBSD 
using the "old style" MBR partitioning scheme. See

You might want to consider sticking with FreeBSD 8.3 which I think only 
supports MPR partitioning. FreeBSD 9.0 supports both MBR and the newer 
GPT scheme so you would have to work out how to choose during the 


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