-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 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. Beni. > > > *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. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQFAxM8ON6gIF8UWpu0RAn3nAJ0S5B0j+zwxmBTlje1WeNGDL5e3EQCfcGpl soqt01CB4nEVarh1y9S15hI= =Xur0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"