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Hi, I have a 160 Gig drive and i have like 4 operating systems on it, Win 2000 prof, c: Win xp,d: then two flavours of linux Red hat 9 ...
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    Free BSD partioning


    Hi,
    I have a 160 Gig drive and i have like 4 operating systems on it,
    Win 2000 prof, c:
    Win xp,d:
    then two flavours of linux
    Red hat 9
    and fedora

    and i have a partition for /boot
    and lot of free space
    I want to install Free bsd(dont ask me why,just curious i guess) now i can create a paration for free BSD but my question is about the boot loader??
    where should i install the bootloader.

    Thank you

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    Don't worry about the boot loader...

    On the installation process, select the option "leave MBR unchanged". After the installations finishes, add FreeBSD to your boot loader.

    If you use LILO is like this:

    other=/dev/hdXY
    label="FreeBSD"
    table=/dev/hdX

    where X means your disk device (a for hda, b for hdb...)
    and Y means the partition where you installed it (1,2,3).

    Mine:
    other=/dev/hdb1
    label="FreeBSD_5.3"
    table=/dev/hdb

    Hope this helps.

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