FreeBSD-3.1 + 10Gb hard disk..

FreeBSD-3.1 + 10Gb hard disk..

Post by ishwar ratta » Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Hello,

Just bought a 10Gb disk. I am wondering how to use it under dual
boot Windows'95 and FreeBSD-3.1. Can FreeBSD boot manager work if
WIn'95 is given the first 2Gb partition? Any pointers will be
appreciated.

- ishwar

 
 
 

FreeBSD-3.1 + 10Gb hard disk..

Post by Robert S. Sciu » Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Assuming that this thing is an IDE drive, it will likely come with some
sort of disk manager (most manufacturers seem to OEM something called DM)
which will allow you to quickly partition and format the drive for
microsloth operating systems.  Go ahead and use that tool to
partion/format a primary DOS partition, and extended partition if
necessary, retaining sufficient space for your Unix needs, and then
install the WinDoze junk into the primary partition.  

During the FreeBSD install, the disk partition phase will recognize the
DOS primary and extended partition, as well as the unused portion of your
disk.  Create a FreeBSD partition from the unused segment, and just
install FreeBSD from there ... simple.

Oh, one more thing -- the dos *may complain if you have the drive as a
slave on the IDE channel ... make sure that it is configured as a master.

Good luck.
R.


> Hello,

> Just bought a 10Gb disk. I am wondering how to use it under dual
> boot Windows'95 and FreeBSD-3.1. Can FreeBSD boot manager work if
> WIn'95 is given the first 2Gb partition? Any pointers will be
> appreciated.

> - ishwar

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