Re: Dual boot WinXP and FreeBSD 5.3
From: Steven Friedrich (FreeBSD_at_insightbb.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 19:30:34 -0500
On Monday 27 December 2004 06:44 pm, Tom Connolly wrote:
> Hello list. I wish to put FreeBSD 5.3 on a new hard drive and have it
> dual boot with the existing Windows XP system (separate HD). Can I just
> simply go through the FreeBSD install and have it install the FreeBSD
> boot manager/loader on the XP drive? I can't risk doing any damage to
> the XP system as it has a thermal analyzer program on it that won't run
> on FreeBSD (otherwise I would have no use for XP at all). I would like
> to know if there are any "gotchas" or anything that could be a problem.
> I would really like to hear comments from anyone who has set up such a
> Thanks in advance,
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I recommend that you spend money and get some mobile racks, which will allow
you to remove the Windows drive and slip in another. I like the Vantec
racks, which are $35 for the whole thing or $30 for just the removable part
(I recomment buying the whole thing each time unless you're going to save
hundreds of dollars because you're ordering so many).
I used to partition drives up and install several OSes on a couple drives. I
got tired of Microsoft finding my other OSes and trashing them. Now they
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