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Date:      Mon, 19 Aug 1996 20:13:55 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Bill Cummings <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Install Problem
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On Sun, 18 Aug 1996, Bill Cummings wrote:

> I've put off asking for help with the installation procedure for 
> weeks, opting to search the list archives instead, and have found
> almost all my answers.

Good; then the archives have been doing their job.  :-)

> However, I can't seem to solve the problem of installing Win95 and
> FreeBSD on the same hard drive. I know the list archives contain a great
> deal of information on this subject, but I simply cannot make it work. I
> have by the way installed FreeBSD by itself, without Win95, and it
> worked great. 


> The problem is the boot manager. When installing BootEasy 
> during the FTP install, it would'nt work at all. So I re-installed 
> FreeBSD, then installed BootEasy from DOS, and it will boot Win95,
> but not FreeBSD. I suspect this is a disk geometry or partition size
> problem?

99% of booteasy problems are caused by bad geometry.  The best way to
resolve this is by installing Win95 first, then installing FreeBSD.  This
allows sysinstall to pick up the "proper" geometry from the existing
partition table rather than try to guess it.

> I apologize for asking such a novice question, as it has been covered
> here plenty already, but I have finally reached the point where I had 
> to swallow my pride and ask for help.

Don't worry about it.  Geometry is a frequent problem and his hard to
diagnose unless you've seen it a hundred times like I have :)

Hope this helps.  Good luck!

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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