Jerry McAllister wrote: >> Hi, >> >> Can I install Free BSD latest version on my laptop with dual boot (Windows >> Vista + Free BSD), my system configuration details are as follows > > Probably. You will have to divide your hard disk. > I have successfully been doing that will Partition Magic (7.0) but recently > got V 8.0 and found it to be completely inadequate - the CD wouldn't boot > correctly it seems to have errors in the scripts and it would not talk to > my USB drive which I wanted to divide up - the reason for going to 8.0. > So, I am not sure which utility to recommend for dividing the disk. > If it is FAT, then a couple of free utilities come with FreeBSD that might > work (I haven't tried them), but if it is NTFS, then they will not work and > you will need to get something else. Partition Magic 7.0 will work > fine, but I don't know where you would get a copy nowdays. > There is another utility out there called 'Partition Commander' I haven't > used it, but might, after I get my PM 8.0 mess cleared up.
There are also some good Linux-based Live CD's that are essentiall Partition Magic clones, one is GParted Live CD and the other is Parted Magic. They are very small iso's that pretty much just have a small window manager and some sort of disk partitioning tool like parted. I have used them to partition disks with great success. Good luck! Chess -- Chess Griffin GPG Key: 0x0C7558C3 http://www.chessgriffin.com
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