On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 22:59:40 -0400, Harold Hartley <wheelie...@gwi.net> wrote: > Ubuntu uses "wubi > installer" like an application and can be uninstalled if anyone didn't > like it. And it sets it up at the boot up time a list to choose from. > > That is about what I was talking about.
Okay, I do understand. I haven't used any MICROS~1 products yet, and I've installed Ubuntu just from its CD or DVD for testing purposes, but I'm not a Linux user, so I definitely don't have much experience in this sector. > I'm not sure how they did that using the "wubi installer" But if freebsd > could do something like that, it would be great. Hmmm... I may still ask: What should it be good for, exactly? Those who want to use FreeBSD usually install it by one of the standard means. They usually don't have "Windows" or do already want to use a two-or-more-OS system, but they don't run the installer from within "Windows". (Side note: I think there's already a tool that lets you install FreeBSD from within Linux, useful if you want to replace an already pre-loaded OS on a server where you don't have physical access to simply put in the FreeBSD installation CD.) Those who want to try FreeBSD don't install it, they run it from a live system CD (e. g. FreeSBIE) or use it in an emulator (and install it there). Furthermore, there's VirtualBSD: http://www.virtualbsd.info/ for maximum "Windows" compatibility. :-) > But will it over write the bootup list or the windows or ubuntu > software. No. At installation time, you can instruct it to leave the boot area of your hard disk untouched. The only thing you may need is to put a setting into the boot manager you're using at the moment to boot between Ubuntu and "Windows" so it can also boot into FreeBSD. Maybe your boot manager automatically detects the new OS and adds a choice by itself. You can, however, use FreeBSD's boot manager to make the boot selection at system startup. Everything you need is some disk space on your hard disk (not occupied by any slice, "partition" how it's called by "Windows"). The installer allows you to delete anything existing (what you don't need anymore) and create a slice to install FreeBSD in. You can also install it on another (physical) hard disk. > Or does freebsd offer a choice to install without messing > anything up. It's a professional operating system, of course it does. :-) (FreeBSD exactly does what you tell it to do, nothing more and nothing less.) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"