Installiing feeBSD on XP box

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Just looking for a heads up any scenarios I want to avoid?

Thinking of partionig and going for it. Could also swap another drive at startup if that would be the best way to go.

Any and all help would be apprciated. I have a PIII 733 htz w/390 MB ram.

I've installed and uninstalled linux redhat a few times so I think I can follow the manual.
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Sunday wrote:
Just looking for a heads up any scenarios I want to avoid?

Thinking of partionig and going for it. Could also swap another drive at startup if that would be the best way to go.

Any and all help would be apprciated. I have a PIII 733 htz w/390 MB ram.

I've installed and uninstalled linux redhat a few times so I think I can follow the manual.


Well, if you have your system with XP on it, and something like Partition Magic or some such, then you should be ok.. Just always have to have the windows stuff on first -- PITA.

Just install FBSD, and when it asks if you would like to use the standard boot manager, say "yes". :)

All should be good to go.

If this is a the first time you installed FBSD, you may want to pay close attention to the manual, online at http://www.freebsd.org. There's a few 'gotchas' to watch out for, and you will probably want to use auto-set for the filesystem.

Good luck, have fun, and welcome to the wonderful world of BSD!
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Thanks Dameoguy, I've always admired this OS on other peoples PCs.

Are you into the graphics at all. I'm trying to talk my self into clustering or grid computing for grfx. :grab: I really love that smiley :anonymous:
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How did the install go? I bought a FreeBSD box set + manual to help get started but, with all the hassle I had dual booting with SuSe 9.1. (Mandrake worked fine), I don't fancy losing access to Win XP yet again (despite having ghost backups) - it's a lot of hassle.

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