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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 00:21:16 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        tachyon@syspac.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and Os2
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.970718001947.283Q-100000@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <199707180028.RAA01325@mailrelay.syspac.com>

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On Thu, 17 Jul 1997 tachyon@syspac.com wrote:

> 
> I already have OS/2 4.0 and Win95 installed on my machine, and I am
> looking at installing FreeBSD to get a better breadth of experience... 
> I looked through the FAQ you have online, and didn't see anything
> regarding OS/2 or the OS/2 Boot manager... though I did see how
> FreeBSD has its own boot manager if you have Win95 installed..

Just don't install the Boot Manager from FreeBSD install, and you can add
FreeBSD's slice to the OS/2 Boot Manager using FDISK.  I use it here and I
love that manager; best one I've seen.

> Os/2 is my primary system, with Win95 on a second physical hard
> drive...  I have 500 megs free on a extended partition on my second
> hard drive, and was wondering if there will be extended problems
> attempting to get FreeBSD installed to that partition...

Couple of qualifications here...

1.  You'll have to use FIPS or Partition Magic to shrink down that
extended partition so the space you want to put FreeBSD in is totally
unallocated.  

2.  The area in question must be below the 500mb mark if you want to be
able to boot it.  PC BIOS limitiation.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
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