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I want to install Fedora Core 2 with Freebsd on my system which already has WinXP SP2 on it. On my first primary partition i have WIN XP. On my ...
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    FEdora Core 2 & FreeBSD


    I want to install Fedora Core 2 with Freebsd on my system which already has WinXP SP2 on it.

    On my first primary partition i have WIN XP. On my second Primary partition I want to install FreeBSD. On extended partition I want to install Fedora Core2.

    When i try to install fedora core after installing FreeBSD, Anaconda installer crahses, citing problems regarding mounting images form FreeBSD partitions.

    Should i try to install FreeBSD after installing Fedora Core 2.
    I want to use GRUB as my boot manager.

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    Yeah...I'd try setting up FC2 then adding FreeBSD. You may have to re-install grub, though. I'm not sure what FBSD uses as a boot manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Yeah...I'd try setting up FC2 then adding FreeBSD. You may have to re-install grub, though. I'm not sure what FBSD uses as a boot manager.
    it uses it's own boot manager, the FreeBSD boot loader. installing FC first and using grub is definitely the way to go. just remember in FreeBSD's sysinstall to not install the boot loader, otherwise you'll overwrite grub. you'll have to manually configure grub after FreeBSD is installed.

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    I can tell that you will have problems duel booting with WIndows XP/FreeBSD, as for some reason FreeBSD dees not like the Windows NTFS File System, Unless your Windows Partition is a FAT32

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    I had no problem whatsoever dual booting winxp (NTFS) on FreeBSD 5.3, it detected the partition fine and booted.
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