On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 08:42:04AM +0000, Jan Grant wrote: > > > On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Bob Schwartz wrote: > > > > > ... at least as it is desribed in the DELL > > > docs and bios... > > > > Be really careful. The windows boot loader should be able to boot a > > freebsd install for you. > > I have never had a Windows MBR work to boot FreeBSD. On the other > hand I have never had a FreeBSD MBR fail to boot any MS-Win system. > > So, I wonder at your comment here.
That's a case of your mileage varying, I guess. > I have never had to correct any partition/slice alignment when using > the standard FreeBSD install. I ignore that Diagnostic slice that > Dell puts on - just leave it there as slice 1, leave MS there as > slice 2 and put FreeBSD on slice 3 - or sometimes I put a FAT32 on > as slice 3 to use for communication if the MS is NTFS, and then put > FreeBSD on slice 4. There has never been any problem with any > alignment or offset. [...] > I have been doing this the way I describe since 1998 with no problem. So to the OP, there you go: use of partition magic to manage the fdisk label apparently works. Cheers, jan -- jan grant, ISYS, University of Bristol. http://www.bris.ac.uk/ Tel +44 (0)117 3317661 http://ioctl.org/jan/ Leverage that synergy! Ooh yeah, looking good! Now stretch - and relax. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"