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Old 06-14-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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How do i set up a multiple dual boot??


I'm having all kinds of trouble setting up a multiple dual boot. I want to set up a multiple dual boot with Windows XP pro, Redhat Linux 8 and FreeBSD 4.8 Release. First, Does anyone knows and used FreeBSD before?? I use fdisk to create the Primay DOS partition for about 45% or more and i set it active.

For Redhat Linux 8. I do the following. /boot 50 megs, / 3gigs or more, /swap 2x your ram.

For FreeBSD 4.8 Release. I do the following. / 100 megs, swap 2-3x your ram, /var 50 megs and /usr rest of disk. When i try to set up a dual boot or multiple dual then i create the / it's too big. It's not too big. I got the numbers from the handbook. Instead of me using the entire disk for FreeBSD. I think i would have to create a slice. When i put a number in and hit OK it comes up with another number says 165. What numbers should i put in when i create a new slice in fdisk?? Can someone help me set up a multiple dual boot?? Please reply back. Thanks guys.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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Hey MasterC. I see your browsing this forum. Do you know anything about triple booting the thre O/S's above?? Your cool at this. Please reply back. Thanks MasterC.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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Sure, I'd be glad to help you with this. However, FreeBSD will be *MUCH* harder for you to conquer than RH8. I personally suggest you don't attempt this until you get RH8 doing what you want. However, if you insist on continuing, reply, I'll walk you through it.

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Originally posted by dsantamassino
Hey MasterC. I see your browsing this forum. Do you know anything about triple booting the thre O/S's above?? Your cool at this. Please reply back. Thanks MasterC.
And, FYI... I don't actually see these posts unless I click on the thread. So directing a post at a specific person (like me) will rarely get answered because the person is not likely to immediately see it, if at all (random chance made me click this one).

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Old 06-14-2003, 02:47 PM   #5
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ok let's go. Walk me through. Reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 02:55 PM   #6
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First you will need to get the BSD installed... THEN:
http://geodsoft.com/howto/dualboot/manyboot.htm

So let's get BSD going. Looks like you are still at the fdisk stage. You can set the size you want in MB at the point where you are seeing (465). Simply type in the number you want:
100M
Will make that slice 100 MB. So go through and make your slices. I'd personally (since this is your first time using BSD) just give all the space to a single partition and work with it that way. Then remember the device that has been assigned to your knew chunk (/dev/hdxx) and specify that during the BSD install (which IS going to be slightly rough).

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Old 06-14-2003, 03:01 PM   #7
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ok i have something to tell you. When i tryed it / for 100MB with a multiple dual boot is too big. What should i do?? My partitions are too big. Should i click on the new slice button then it wants me to enter 2 numbers?? Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 03:17 PM   #8
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MasterC, Are you going to help me?? I'm not worried about my modem now. I want a triple boot. Please reply back. Thanks MasterC.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 03:52 PM   #9
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Click on the new slice? Not sure what you mean by that..

Assuming you are using linux fdisk, it's going to suggest a number, this number is the end of your drive. I suggest you use that number instead of creating your own smaller chunks for mount points. Just add all the space to a single chunk, and make that / of your bsd install.

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Old 06-14-2003, 04:18 PM   #10
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wow you got me. I did not understand that then when i try to continue it's going to tell me that i don't have a swap. I thought i have to go in the following order.

/
swap
/var
/usr

I could swear that i have to go in that order. I don't know what your talking about. Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 04:56 PM   #11
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You don't have to make a /var or /usr partition, those are subdirectories of / so that's the only one you have to have. As for swap, you don't have to have one of those either, you can use the one you already have setup with RH.

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Old 06-14-2003, 05:52 PM   #12
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I still don't know what you are talking about. Did you know what i did?? When i tryed FreeBSD it mess up my Linux partitions so i had to delete. Why?? because Redhat would not boot. I really need you to help me not mess up my partitions. I don't understand what you are talking about in fdisk. Hey i great idea. Why don't you do this and post some screenshots and tell me how you did it?? What about that?? Please reply back. I'm going to install FreeBSD before Redhat. Thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 08:46 PM   #13
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ok MasterC. Are you ready to help me?? This time i'm going to install FreeBSD 4.8 Release before Redhat Linux 8. Redhat is easier to install and partition then FreeBSD is. Please reply back. Thanks MasterC.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 08:09 AM   #14
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to: whansard. Can you please help me with this multiple dual boot?? I really need your help. Please reply back and help me. Thanks whansard.
 
  


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