20031129 LAS VEGAS NV 89102 USA [EMAIL PROTECTED] SUBJECT: FIRST INSTALL QUESTION
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/multi-os/ch5.html I purchased SAMS FreeBSD (4.7) in 24 Hours and everything is pretty clear, except there isn't any example (neither on freebsd.org) that precisely reflects my hardware configuration, namely.. Pentium II w/ orig 10GB HDD (now clean install WIN98SE) + 2d (HDD01) 40GB HDD which is not bootable, used only for backup (local and LAN). My updated hp Phoenix BIOS v 1.09 w/LBA support recognised the second hard drive w/o problem and it works fine. I was hoping that I could partition only the 2d hard drive and install the boot manager included on the CD (easy boot I guess) on the 2d hard drive, until I read the FAQs online that mentioned this boot manager uses the MBR - which must be located on the original, bootable hard drive (I have never used a boot manager unless Windows 98 Start-up Menu qualifies). But then I noticed a reference (link above) to booting from DOS using FBSDBOOT.EXE and that got me to wondering if I could just partition ½ of the 2d hard drive for FreeBSD, install FreeBSD on that partition and then boot to it using the Windows 98 Start-up Menu / DOS. Would FBSDBOOT.EXE find the BSD partition on the 2d hard drive? Would I just locate FBSDBOOT.EXE on the Windows partition of the 2d hard drive? Of course I'm trying to avoid partitioning the orig hard drive w/ WIN98SE, and I'd like to use the slave hard drive for both WIN98 backup and FreeBSD. Thank you. --rs ~+ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"