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Old 01-31-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
Morca007
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Question How to dual boot PC-BSD with XP?


Hi, I want to install PC-BSD, and dual boot it with XP. To do this, unfortunately, I will have to run it on the same hard-drive as XP.
So, what steps should I follow to set this up?
Right now, I am thinking:
1. Boot up Gparted and create a partition for bsd (Fat32?), and a swap.
2. Install bsd
3. Bootloader? To make it dual boot, I need a boot loader of some sort, but I'm thinking if I install the default PC-bsd one over the MBR, windows might not be able to boot correctly...

I'm a little confused. :P
 
Old 02-01-2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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I believe this link will be helpful:

http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html
 
Old 02-02-2007, 12:45 AM   #3
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Since the system you are going to install is PC-BSD maybe this link can help even more:

http://docs.pcbsd.org/guide/chap2.3.html
 
Old 02-02-2007, 05:48 AM   #4
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When you have read the links posted above here just a few (hopefully helpful) remarks:

When you have decided which primary partition you will use prepare the layout of the slice on paper with a pen -- this is really helpful when you come at last to implement it.

A further option is the installation of the BSD-loader in the slice. Edit the boot.ini (I hope XP has one like NT) to point at the slice and chainload the BSD-loader. HTH.
 
  


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