On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 09:01:09PM -0400, Jud wrote: > On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 01:53:54 +0200, Alex de Kruijff > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:15:05PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: > [snip] > >>Hmmm... It's a long time since I had any dealings with a Microsoft OS, > >>but I seem to remember that they always preferred to go in the first > >>partition (slice, in FreeBSD parlance) on the drive. Dunno if that's > >>still true. > >> > > > >That goes for most OS out there. If the boot record are at a certain ... > >(fill in the rigth unity and value) then the system simply don't > >startup. FreeBSD has some filesystems that you wanna have a the front > >of the disk because of the performance. I recond the best thing to do is > >create tree or four partions. Two for FreeBSD and one or two for XP. > > > >The first partions holds / (128M) , the swap (2x mem, of 1x mem if you > >got two disks) and /var (256M). The secord partion hold the XP fs. The > >thirth hold the rest of FreeBSD fs and the fourth old more for XP if you > >are likly to experiance problems. (aka have the second partion in the > >dainger zone) > > > >Alex > > Windows 2000 seems to want to be installed in the first primary partition > unless one's dual-booting with Win98, in which case Win2K makes an extended > partition on the disk for both Wins, then a logical partition in which to > install itself, in spite of the user's (or at any rate, my) best attempts > to have it otherwise. Whether WinXP is similar I wouldn't know, but why > try anything else (than installing to the first slice/partition) other than > for the sake of experimentation? > > Re what Alex suggests, it sounds like you have your FreeBSD setup already > done, so I'll just note his preferences are different enough than others > I've seen suggested here that (1) Googling this mailing list and (2) > reading a few modern references (e.g., the Handbook and the new 4th edition > of Greg Lehey's "The Complete FreeBSD" - I'm sure there are other good > sources as well) will provide varying and possibly beneficial perspectives > for anyone who *is* setting up a FreeBSD system. Hmm - "danger zone"? > > Jud _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"