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On Monday 07 June 2004 20:49, Bill Moran wrote:
> "clayton rollins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On June 6, 2004, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >This has probably been answered before, but I was unable to find
> > >explicit confirmation.
> > >
> > >The installation guide (2.5.3) states that "You now have the option to
> > >install a boot manager. In general, you
> > >should choose to install the FreeBSD boot manager if:

Or you could try GAG : http://gag.sf.net. I'm using it here to boot a pc with 
win xp, freebsd and mandrake linux without any problems whatsoever. You can 
try it from floppy and if it works, install it on hard disk.


> > >    *You have more than one drive, and have installed FreeBSD onto a
> > >drive other than the first one.
> > >    *You have installed FreeBSD alongside another operating system on
> > >the same disk, and you want to choose whether to start FreeBSD or the
> > >other operating system when you start the compute"
> > >
> > >Will installing FreeBSD's boot manager render my exisiting XP
> > >installation inoperable?  I have been down this route with Linux in the
> > >past with the result that my NT partition was unusable after Linux
> > >installation.
> >
> > Hi Dave,
> >
> > Freebsd-questions is the proper forum for questions; I'm sending my
> > answer there as replying on newbies is against the charter. (Also, if I
> > make a mistake, it'll get corrected here :).)
> >
> > You don't need to subscribe to the list; you should be CC'ed on any
> > replies.
> >
> > As I understand it, the boot manager allows for one other OS to be
> > bootable or for an OS to be booted which is not on the same drive as
> > the MBR.
> >
> > It should not conflict with XP, afaik, and I've used XP and FreeBSD
> > together in the past.
> >
> > As a cautionary note, though, I've seen others hang themselves with
> > this. (I never figured out what they could have done wrong.) You should
> > back up any data from the XP installation you wish to keep, to be safe.
> I want to just second this.  I have a number of systems running both some
> version of Windows and FreeBSD (including Win XP), so it does work.
> I also want to second the "back up first".  I also have a few machines
> running Fedora Linux and XP that work fine.  The fact that you had
> difficulty probably means that you did something wrong.  It's pretty likely
> that you'll have the opportunity to make the same mistake during the
> FreeBSD install.
> My suggestion:
> 1) Back up anything important on the XP machine before you start
> 2) Contact your local Linux Users Group (or BSD users group, if you're
> lucky enough to have one ... most LUGs have BSD geeks in attendance as
> well) and find out when their next installfest is.  This is a good
> opportunity to take your computer down and have someone who has done it
> help you out.
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