I need some advice and comments regarding the best way to
install FreeBSD on my particular system. Ive got the manual but I
thought Id gather the thoughts of what looks like a pretty helpgul
ng. Here goes
Ive got a Pentium 100, 32 mb running Windows 95 and 2 disks
arranged as such
1.2 Seagate partitioned using Partition Magic as follows
Drive C: 509 mb total, 40 mb free. Contains Windows and quite a
few other things that could be moved
Drive E 125 in total 8 mb free. Contains our data files
Drive F 509 in total 57 mb free Most of the application files
Drive G 74 mb Left over when optimising clusters so used as
swap space for Win95
4.3 Maxtor Diamond Max partitioned by EZBIOS into 2 1.9 gb
partitions, Drives D and H both at present empty and 162 mb final
partition which Im using to store some backups of data files.
My initial aim is to get FreeBSD on as soon as I can as its
burning a hole in the shelf at the moment. Id also like to get the
machine sorted so that it might be possible to get another OS on
in the future. I also want one of the 2 gb partitions on the slave will
be used for additional Windows software
Now I know I probably should be using the Maxtor as the master
disk but given the nightmare that swapping disks can be I can live
with the loss of speed. So I would be extremely grateful for advice
How should I change the partition info, if at all?
Do I have to put boot manager?) on the primary partition of the
master disk or can it go on the primary?
Should I be looking at getting all system files regardless of OS on
the same disk?
Should I be considering other things? (The obligatory #how long
is piece of string# question)
Does it have to recognise all hardware befor you can run it?
Please mail with any suggestions
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