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Date:      Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:31:18 -0500
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Can't install freebsd/pcbsd
Message-ID:  <20111128153118.610411ed@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1111281451240.66833@fledge.watson.org>
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On Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:10:10 -0500 (EST)
doug@safeport.com articulated:

> I would be very surprised if you can not install FreeBSD 8.2. Xorg is 
> unfortunately another matter. If you can easily reinstall windows (I
> assume you want to dual boot) you can try to install only FreeBSD and
> see if that works. Windows 7 uses a different scheme that makes dual
> booting more of an issue than it used to be. If you google that or
> have access to questions archive there are instructions and/or
> experience on doing that. I use a Dell 17" inspiron which works fine
> but Xorg does not yet support the video or the wifi card (both
> Intel). What I did to get dual boot working does not track with most
> of the other experiences with windows 7. I assume that is Dell
> related.
> 
> I forget what the exact term is, but if you use the built-in
> partition manager to split the disk and then make a restore disk set,
> you can easily get back to that configuration. I found that
> installing 8.x at worst takes away the MBR so that only FreeBSD will
> boot. Take the standard install, accept the geometry, take the
> default slice definitions, the minimum footprint, and no ports. That
> should take 10-15 mins or so. If the ethernet card is supported use
> csup or freebsd-update to get to the 8.2_release.

These URLs might prove useful:

https://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=14222

http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dualbooting_guide_linux_vista_and_xp_stepbystep.htm

-- 
Jerry ♔

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