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    well running win xp home win xp pro and linux suse 10 about to install freebsd 5.1 just wondering what problems im gonna have and any handy tips

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    just been reading abo0ut installing freeBSD (6.0) in the latest Linux Format mag (aparently the 5.x series of FreeBSD wasn't that stable). Got the destinct impression that your bootloader will be overwritten, by whatever FreeBSD uses, but the artical says that you can get grub or lilo back again later.

    So you may want to make sure that you know how to recover your bootloader if all goes wrong.

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    just use the boot manager that bsd will put on to call your old boot loader, the bsd handbooks will tell you exactly how to do this with minimal difficulty.
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    you could always omit the bootloader installation, during the installation, and then cofigure grub or lilo to find freebsd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    you could always omit the bootloader installation, during the installation, and then cofigure grub or lilo to find freebsd.
    That's what I did to dual boot Debian-FreeBSD. I would go this route.

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