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wabob 06-27-2007 09:43 PM

Dual boot with Slackware and FreeBSD
 
Hello. I have a PC with Slackware loaded and I want to try FreeBSD. I considered adding a second hard drive (slave) and loading the FreeBSD there.

Could I just add another partition and mount it on the second hard drive? Is the FreeBSD bootable using LILO from Slackware?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nylex 06-27-2007 11:52 PM

Yes and yes. Your FreeBSD entry in lilo.conf will look something like the following:

Code:

other=/dev/hdd3
  table=/dev/hdd
  label=FreeBSD


wabob 07-17-2007 02:37 PM

Nylex, I did what you showed, and the dual-boot works great.

Instead of adding a second hard drive, I created two partitions on /dev/hda...one for swap and one for Linux /. The rest of the drive I left for FreeBSD to auto-partition as it loaded.

Thanks for your help!


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