On Tue, 21 Jul 1998 08:52:56 -0400, Michael Jaskowiak
> I may be wasting bandwidth with this post because at the moment, I
>don't have any plans to install FreeBSD from a DOS partition.
Nope, these posts get archived and will be available on Dejanews for
future questioners. So your question isn't wasting bandwidth.
>wondering about what happens if you have a DOS partition with the
>FreeBSD installation files on it and select using the entire HDD for
>FreeBSD. When it lays out the partitions would it erase the
>installation files? If not, how does that work? Just curious.
This seems like it should be obvious, but I'll answer anyway. The
answer to your question is yes. When you use the FreeBSD partitioning
utility, you have to delete the DOS partition and recreate it as a
FreeBSD partition. At that point, your DOS installation files are
gone, and you're s*#t out of luck. You would need a separate DOS
partition untouched by FreeBSD if you want the "install from DOS
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