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Old 06-27-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
wabob
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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.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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Yes and yes. Your FreeBSD entry in lilo.conf will look something like the following:

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other=/dev/hdd3
  table=/dev/hdd
  label=FreeBSD
 
Old 07-17-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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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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