Dual booting with Windows XP

Jared Earle jearle at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 10:10:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 21:40:28 -0700, Didier Caamano
<nemesisdivina at gennux.ca> wrote:
> Hello everyone:
> This might sound rather foolish, but I need some assistance on how to
> dual boot FBSD 5.3 with WinXP.
> I have to Hard Drives, Windows is in the first drive, and I want to
> install FBSD on the second. No in the installation process I choose to
> create the partitions to the second Hard Drive, then it ask me if I want
> to install the boot manager, to which I answer yes, then it ask me where
> to install it, and I choose to the First Hard drive, is that ok? well,
> what happens is that after I choose the installer send me to disklabel
> to slice the Hard drive, but it show the First hard drive.
> am I making any sense at all? I thought that installing the boot manager
> was going to be a straigh forward process, is there anything wrong with
> what I am experiencing? Any help will be appreciated.

If you want Windows on the first drive, then I recommend letting the
Windows boot manager handle it.

The handbook page on it is here, but it seems to be missing the fact
that you can find the boot file (/boot/boot1) on the install CD.

Here's my tiny howto for fedora with a freebsd addendum:


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