-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Siraj Shaikh wrote: > I have got a machine which came with Vista pre-installed. Now I > would like to install FreeBSD on it, and so that I can dual boot > between the two. > > The machine did come with a rescue CD which has an image of Vista > on it. I tried installing FreeBSD (Vista was already installed), > but then got a problem with the boot loader I think. I could boot > to FreeBSD fine, but couldnt to Vista. So I have reimaged the > machine with Vista now. > > How do I go about installing FreeBSD (6.3) on it now? Anyone has > done this already please?
Here is the procedure I used: 1. With fdisk write down the exact parameters of your FreeBSD and vista parition s(start/end/size) 2. Nuke all your partitions (vista insists on it) 3. Install vista (set the size equal to your vista partion [note it *MUST* be the first partition on the first boot device]) 4. Download and install ezbcd on vista 5. Use the rescue CD to create the freebsd partition again 6. Reboot in vista and use ezbcd to create the correct boot records. - -- Aryeh M. Friedman FloSoft Systems, Java Tool Developers Developer, not business, friendly http://www.flosoft-systems.com "Free software != Free beer" Blog: http://www.flosoft-systems.com/flosoft_systems_community/blogs/aryeh/index.php -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFHnlPlQi2hk2LEXBARArPfAJ4/Vo4KoGEc5hA4J4y9kwyI9XPXFwCfRUew mwURyDfHyCQNh1jfyXPROJU= =vGRH -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"